Jan van Bijlert

A Fortune Teller

Jan van Bijlert
(*1598 – Utrecht – †1671)

A fortune teller
Oil on panel, 55 x 45 cm

Price: 14.000 €

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An old woman is shown at a balustrade in front of a landscape. She wears a turban and a precious mantle with a fur collar. Her hand gesture seems to indicate that she is making a prophecy.

Fred G. Meijer, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, Den Haag, and Dr. Paul Janssen, Noordbrabants Museum, ‘S-Hertogenbosch, attribute the present painting to Jan van Bijlert. Dr. Janssen describes the painting as a characteristic work by Jan van Bijlert.

Jan van Bijlert was one of the most influential and famous painters of the so-called Utrecht Caravaggism.


See:

Expertise, Dr. Paul. Janssen, 28th august 2014. Expert opinion by Fred G. Meijer, 4th august 2014.

Jan van Bijlert, Old woman with glasses, signed, oil on panel, 35 x 29,3 cm, Sibiu, Museum Brukenthal. (P. H. Janssen, Jan van Bijlert, Philadelphia/Amsterdam 1998, cat. 130, plate 133).
Jan van Bijlert, Old woman with a glass, signed, oil on panel, 22,8 x 19 cm, Northampton, Collection Sir Gyles Isham 1961. (cat. 133,plate 153).
Jan van Bijlert, Allegory of Winter, oil on panel, 45 x 36 cm, present whereabouts unknown. (cat. 75, plate 148).

Jan van Bijlert, Allegory of hearing, signed, oil n panel, 38 x 28 cm, present whereabouts unknown. (cat. 71, plate 144).

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