Very rare oil on copper attributed to Ferdinand van Kessel - The barber , an elegant monkey, size whiskers of his client - a cat. In the background , a group of chattering monkeys , one of them appearing to receive podiatric care . Combs, scissors, ointments and bottles of colored mixtures are scattered throughout the area. Work related : Monkeys barbers sold by Tajan home in 1995 ( last photo) .
Dimensions: 17 x 22 in custody - 29 x 34 with frame
Condition: Perfect conditions for this rare work . Small restorations use the corners to fill nail holes . Wooden frame blackened recent reversed profile.
Ferdinand van Kessel (Antwerp 1648 - Breda 1696) is one of thirteen children has had Jan van Kessel . Descendant of the dynasty of Bruegel , it is also the great-grand - son of Jan Brueghel the Elder and nephew of David Teniers the Younger. He was taught by his father, and quickly became famous for his paintings of staff on wildlife , particularly his " antics " highly fashionable in the second half of the seventeenth century.
28 000 €