57 x 94,5 cm (22.55 x 37.20 inches) oil on oak panel
Dancing Putti painted in the circle of Otto van Veen. A group of fourteen putti dancing together, surrounded by beautiful flowers. An old master painting with notable high quality and also in good condition. We believe it can adorn both classic interiors and modern ones. Another smaller version with the same motif was sold at Christie's in 1997 for $ 29,000 (20¼ x 24in. 51.4 x 61cm.). According to art historians, there are several known versions, attributed to both Flemish and Italian artists.
Otto van Veen, also known by his Latin name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, was born in Leiden around 1556. In 1574, he traveled to Rome for further study. Around 1580, he returned north. In 1592, van Veen settled in Antwerp. His presence there is verified from commissions he received for church altarpieces. He also oversaw a productive and vibrant studio with numerous students. His most famous pupil was Peter Paul Rubens who trained with van Veen from 1594 to 1600. He finally left Antwerp in 1615 and moved to Brussels, where he remained until his death in 1629.
Private Collection Ireland; Art market UK; Private Collection Malmö Sweden; Bukowskis, Important Winter Sale 629, lot 406, As Circle of Otto van Veen
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