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Painting Lesson Circle of Van Den Bossche Oil on Canvas Old Master 17/18th C.

1695-1730

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Flemish school, late 17th/early 18th century Balthasar van den Bossche (Antwerp 1681-1715), workshop The painting lesson Oil painting on canvas 55 x 46 cm. in antique, carved and gilded frame 68 x 59 cm. This fascinating painting opens the doors to the studio of an art master and his hardworking students, giving us a realistic insight and therefore immersing the viewer in that atmosphere that would be breathed in a workshop-laboratory of the time. We see four young students gathered around the mighty sculpture of the famous Farnese Hercules of Glicone of Athens that stands on a stone pedestal, busy reporting the details on their sketchbooks, thanks to the advice of the master. One of them, the least focused on the elder's teachings, is sitting on the ground, listlessly half-stretched out on a marble female bust, with his right hand trying to attract the attention of a little dog. The author has included in the composition a window opening onto an Italian view, with a small village in the hills. The theme of art workshops became extremely fashionable in 17th-century genre painting, and led many painters, especially Flemish, to dedicate fascinating and detailed scenes to it, such as the one we are pleased to offer you. Names such as David Teniers, Adriaen van Ostad, Gerard Thomas, Cornelis Pietersz Bega and Thomas Wyck have returned to this topic several times. Our painting, in particular, has been traced from the previous collecting history to the workshop of Balthasar Van Den Bossche, a famous proponent of Dutch Golden Age painting. A pupil of Gerard Thomas, he acquired from the master the taste for depicting elegantly furnished bourgeois environments, alluding to the culture and artistic sensitivity of the clients. The painter was equally enthusiastic in describing ateliers and art galleries, in which young artists were dedicated to drawing, sculpting or painting models from antiquity, in a fashion widely spread during the 17th century. Registered in the Guild of Antwerp in 1697, the painter is documented until 1700 in Paris, where he opened his own studio, alternating his activity as a painter with that of an art dealer. The remarkable success of his creations is undoubted, obtaining the patronage of important personalities such as the Duke of Marlborough. The canvas is in excellent conservation conditions. Complete with a beautiful carved wooden frame and equipped with the period. Certificate of guarantee and authenticity in accordance with the law. For any information do not hesitate to contact us.

Details

  • Creation Year
    1695-1730
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Width: 23.23 in. (59 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Circle Of
    Balthasar van den Bossche (1681 - 1715, Flemish, Belgian)
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Riva del Garda, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU98817721352

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