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After Gerard van Honthorst (Dutch, 1592-1656) The Liberation of St. Peter

Auction:
3272B
Lot:
147
Sold for:
$615$500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3272B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

After Gerard van Honthorst (Dutch, 1592-1656)

The Liberation of St. Peter
Unsigned.
Oil on copper, 7 1/8 x 12 1/4 in. (18.3 x 31.2 cm), unframed.
Condition: Scattered small paint losses, fine craquelure, frame abrasions.

N.B. The original work by van Honthorst is in the collection of the Berlin State Museums (oil on canvas, 51 1/2 x 71 inches). It was painted in 1616-18 for art connoisseur and collector Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani, who was a great admirer of Caravaggio. Honthorst had studied in Rome, and his depiction of St. Peter being freed from prison clearly showed Caravaggio's influence. The work by van Honthorst was exceptionally well regarded by contemporary audiences, and thus was the subject of numerous replicas and copies.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani, Artists, Caravaggio, Dutch Golden Age painters, Gerard van Honthorst, Nude art, Painters, Van Honthorst, Visual arts

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