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Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player
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Ref : 65632
24 500 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Pierre de Neufville
Medium :
Oil on canvas : 60,0 X 73,9 cm
Dimensions :
l. 29.09 inch X H. 23.62 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player 19th century - Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player  - Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player

Pierre de Neufville, Portrait of the painter’s wife as a harp player in Ancient Egypt

Oil on canvas : 60,0 X 73,9 cm
Unsigned, circa 1823 - 1844
Original frame : 91,5 X 104,5 cm

Provenance : Berko Fine Paintings Paris, Brussels, Knokke

Published : Herman De Meulenaere, “L’Egypte Ancienne dans la Peinture
du XIXe Siècle”, 1992, P. 92

This is the only painting known by Pierre de Neufville, a Dutch civil servant, who had married a well-known musician (piano and harp) – miniature artist.
Our painting should be dated between 1823 and 1844. De Neufville has portrayed in a rather daring way his own wife as a harp player in an ancient Egyptian setting, inspired by publications of the very first discoveries made in Egypt.
Even the design of the vulture goddess Nekhbet at the top of the frame was inspired by a publication of the great Giovanni Battista Belzoni, an archaeologist-avant-la-lettre whose modus operandi would even have made Indiana Jones blush with modesty.

Jean Moust

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