A rare early work by the Dutch Old Master painter Dirck Van Delen (c.1605-1671) will be offered at Halls of Shrewsbury on April 16.
The picture has come from a private source in mid-Wales and is
signed with the artists initials and indistinctly dated either 1626
Entitled Dives and Lazarus, it is very similar to
another known work by the Heusden-born artist Interior with Lazarus
that was sold in Amsterdam in 1824.
According to a Dutch academic who is providing important
information to the auctioneers, it was painted by Van Delen himself
but some figures and features were likely derived from works by
Frans Francken the Younger, Dirck Hals and
Bartholomeus van Bassen.
It is being offered with a 'refer to department' estimate.
Tel: 01743 450 700.
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