Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Portrait of a cleric

Unsigned 17th century painting

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Purchased more than a decade ago from renowned New York collector George Way, this early painting captures this unidentified subject.

Because of his white cowl and his un-bejeweled hands joined in prayer, one assumes that he is a monk or a priest.

The intensity of his facial expression underscores this conclusion, as does the stark black background.

On the verso is a pastoral landscape, perhaps painted by a different hand.

Oil on wood panel.

Probably Continental (Spain?), 17th century

Painting: 9 ¾” X 11 ¾”; Frame: 13” X 15”

Price: $875

Inventory #26066

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