Portrait of a Gentleman wearing a Smoking Jacket ~ Flemish School

Flemish School
Flemish School

£6,500.00

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Portrait of a Gentleman wearing a Smoking Jacket

Product Description

Title: Portrait of a Gentleman wearing a Smoking Jacket, and Fur Hat, seated beside a Ledge holding a Tankard of Ale.
Artist: Flemish School (Circa 1720)
Detail: Oil on canvas: 35 x 26 in. Frame: 42x34 in. Flemish-style frame.
Price: £6,500
Location: Hungerford

 

Artist Biography

 

This well executed painting is by a highly accomplished but unidentified Flemish artist, and can be dated to circa 1720.

 

Gallery note: The sitter is presumably a merchant, shown with his Dutch brand of tobacco and clay pipe. After tobacco was discovered by Columbus in 1492, the Dutch enjoyed pipe smoking and by the early 18 th c the entrepreneurial Amsterdam merchant became rich and successful in the tobacco trade, blending cheaper native with imported.

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