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Lot 12Dutch School
17th-18th Century
The Taming of the Shrew
Oil on panel
16 x 20 1/4 inches (40.7 x 51.5 cm)
Private collection, Rhinebeck, New York, according to family tradition brought from the Netherlands in 1731
By descent in the same family until ca. 1960
Property of an educational institution
The subject of this painting is traditional in the family that owned if from the 18th-century until 1960. Indeed, Shakespeare's works were both read and performed in the Netherlands during the seventeenth century. The earliest known translation of "The Taming of the Shrew" was published by Abraham Sybant in 1654.

C Sold for the Benefit of Johns Hopkins University

Sold for $630
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Painted on a compound panel. There is a line of restoration running horizontally along the join. The varnish layer is very dense and hard to read through under UV light. Some touches of restoration to the faces of the seated man (Petruchio) and the lady (Kate), and to the lady's dress. Some lines reinforced.

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