Lot 115

After Pieter de Witte the Elder (Peter Candid)

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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(Flemish, circa 1548-1628)

King David Playing the Harp with Putti Dancing and St. Cecilia Playing the Organ, unsigned, 17th century or style, oil on copper panel is stamped with the maker's mark of Peeter Stas, dating the support to circa 1605, 13-1/2 x 10-3/4 in.; carved, painted, and parcel gilt wood frame, 21-5/8 x 18-7/8 x 2 in.

Provenance: Purchased in Italy in 2014; The Estate of Dr. J. Clayton Davie and Family

Note: This painting bears the punch mark by the earliest and most frequently recorded seventeenth century producer of copper plates for painters, Peeter Stas (c.1565-after 1616) who stamped his work in a compromise reached after the conflict and the application of new guild regulations in Antwerp. See: https://pure.uva.nl/ws/files/748099/66764_11.pdf

This work is also represented in an engraving by Johann Sadeler I after the painting by Pieter de Witte also known as Peter Candid.


the music is painted out or removed on either side of David, other areas of retouch; frame with abrasions

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Purchased in Italy in 2014; The Estate of Dr. J. Clayton Davie and Family