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after SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS (Flemish 1577-1640) late 18th/early 19th century A PAINTING, _x000B_"The Judgment of Solomon," oil on canvas, the original painted c. 1617 derives a scene from the biblical tale of two mothers found in 1 Kings 3:16-28. 31 3/4" x 46 1/4" NOTE: The first Book of Kings in the Bible (3:16-28) tells the story of how King Solomon had to pass judgment in a case concerning two prostitutes who lived in the same house and had given birth at the same time. One of the children died shortly afterwards, and now both women claimed the living child as theirs. King Solomon's wisdom and sense of justice led him to have a sword brought in and to order the living child cloven in two so that the women could share it. This order provoked the desired response in the true mother who gave up her half in the hope of saving the child's life (Kunst Museum).


Some areas with inpainting, apparent varnish and restoration including relining of canvas done likely in the late 19th century, craquelure observed throughout consistent with age, otherwise very good condition. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS."

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after SIR PETER PAUL RUBENS (Flemish 1577-1640) late

Estimate $2,000 - $4,000Apr 9, 2017