09-25-2020 09-25-2020
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3455B Marlborough
September 25, 2020 12:00 PMCalender
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Anglo-Dutch School, 17th Century Standing Male Nude Leaning Against a Tree Trunk

$250$200
Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3455B Location: Marlborough Date / Time: September 25, 2020 12:00PM

Description:

Anglo-Dutch School, 17th Century

Standing Male Nude Leaning Against a Tree Trunk
Unsigned, inscribed "Sir John...Col./English School..." in pencil on the reverse, attributed to Pieter Rysbraeck in an inscription on the mat.
Pen and ink on laid paper with partial text from a handwritten letter on the reverse (see below), 5 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (14.0 x 8.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Loss to l.l. corner, creasing, staining, old mounting remnants on the reverse.

N.B. The text on the reverse is cropped but appears to be some kind of form letter to request monetary support for the poor of a parish. There are blanks left in the text to complete the request and to specify the date, ending "...shall be your sufficient servant/...seal this [blank] day of [blank] m/Reigne of King William."
Estimate $200-300


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Keywords

John, William, Pieter Rysbraeck