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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN WEARING A SMOKING JACKET ~ FLEMISH SCHOOL

£6,500.00 Approx $8940.85, €7611.24

Code: H150

Dimensions:

W: 86cm (33.9")H: 106cm (41.7")



This well executed painting is by a highly accomplished but unidentified Flemish artist, and can be dated to circa 1720.

 

Gallery note: The sitter is presumably a merchant, shown with his Dutch brand of tobacco and clay pipe. After tobacco was discovered by Columbus in 1492, the Dutch enjoyed pipe smoking and by the early 18 th c the entrepreneurial Amsterdam merchant became rich and successful in the tobacco trade, blending cheaper native with imported