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The Prodigal Son in a brothel - Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop)
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Ref : 79049
25 000 €
Period :
17th century
Artist :
Hieronymus Francken II
Provenance :
Flanders
Medium :
Oil on copper
Dimensions :
L. 25.98 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - The Prodigal Son in a brothel - Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop) 17th century - The Prodigal Son in a brothel - Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop)  - The Prodigal Son in a brothel - Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop)
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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The Prodigal Son in a brothel - Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop)

Hieronymus Francken II (and workshop)
Flemish painter
Antwerp 1578 – 1623 Antwerp
The Prodigal Son in a brothel
Oil on copper : 50,0 X 66,7 cm
Unsigned
The copper plate shows three punch marks on its backside:
the Antwerp hand, the date of 1608 and the personal mark of Peeter Stas
Frame : 63,3 X 80,2 cm

I would like to thank Dr. Ursula Härting for her attribution and her certificate (1/08/18)

On its backside our copper plate is signed by the copper smith Peeter Stas and dated 1608. In 1608 Hieronymus Francken II was aged thirty and still sharing a studio with his better-known brother Frans II. According to the Francken specialist Dr. Ursula Härting an unidentified assistant participated in the production of our painting, which was a common habit amongst Antwerp painters.

This composition represents two scenes from the Parable of the Prodigal Son: he is spending thoughtlessly all his money at a brothel, but when he is broke he is thrown out of the establishment (in the upper left corner).

At right one has the most interesting view of a virginal with its open lid decorated with a painted river landscape.

Jean Moust

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17th Century Oil Painting