Lot 100
After Sir Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599-1641), Group of Three Girls with a Bust of Mercury
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on canvas (lined), likely 18th century, with French wax seal to stretcher, presented in a gilt frame.

Stretcher size 44 1/2 x 35 in.; Frame dimensions 51 x 41 in.

This segment depicting three girls is taken from Anton van Dyck's portrait of a family group now in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.

The original painting, uncertainly dated to 1635-1638, was in the collection of Sir Peter Lely in London in the late 17th century. It then descended through several English collectors before being acquired by Albert Salomon de Rothschild in 1883.

See Tajan, Paris, Tableaux anciens et du XIXe siècle, March 28, 2014, Lot 74 for a partial copy of the original painting depicting the four boys.

$1,000 - 3,000