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Quirky & Beguiling Dutch & Flemish Old Masters for sale – UPDATED with sale results

May 14, 2012

Lot 6. Jan Mandyn, Pieter Huys et leur atelier (Haarlem 1490 – Anvers 1550)
La tentation de saint Antoine
Panneau de chêne, deux planches, non parqueté
H_34 cm L_46,5 cm
Estimate:  € 100,000-150,000 Résultat : 145 000 € 

There are some wonderfully quirky and beguiling Dutch and Flemish Old Masters coming to auction June 11 at Pierre Berge & Assoc.  The Temptation of Saint Anthony (Lot 6, above) by the obscure Jan Mandyn, Pieter Huys and studio is a wacky Bosch-ian tableau.  Several of the works on offer have rich narratives full of vibrant, unusual, comic and horrific characters, including Jan Brueghel II’s entertaining mad house environment in Lot 16 (below).  There is precision in the execution and verve in the compositions. Dive in and enjoy, you will not be disappointed.

Lot 1. Cornelis Engebrechtsz et son atelier (Leyde 1461 – 1527)
La Résurrection du Christ
Panneau de chêne, deux planches, cintré en partie supérieure
H_48,5 cm L_33,5 cm
Estimate: €150,000-200,000 This lot failed to sell.

Lot 7. Joachim Patinir et son atelier (Dinant ou Bouvignes 1480/85 – Anvers 1524)
Paysage avec saint Christophe
Panneau de chêne, une planche, non parqueté
H_30 cm L_40 cm
Estimate: €150,000-200,000 Résultat : 150 000 € 

Lot 16. Jan II Brueghel (Anvers 1601 – 1678)
Enée et la Sibylle aux Enfers
Cuivre
H_28 cm L_36,5 cm
Estimate: €60,000-80,000 Résultat : 130 000 € 

Lot 18. Isaac Soreau (Francfort 1604 – 1644)
Corbeille de fruits sur un entablement
Panneau préparé
H_57 cm L_79,5 cm
Estimate: €200,000-300,000 This lot failed to sell.

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