Expertise: We would like to thank Dr. Fred G Meijer for his valuable knowledge in researching this painting. His conclusion as follows: The painting of an old scholar sharpening his pen, in my opinion, is a characteristic work of Justus Juncker (Mainz 1703 – 1767 Frankfurt am Main). Scholars in their study were a favourite subject of the artist, for instance "Alchemist in his study, sold at Lempertz) and (Dorotheum lot 310, 2020-11). Obviously, Juncker was much inspired by Dutch paintings from the seventeenth century.
oil on oak panel (18th century) signed with monogram FVM ....? panel size 11.81 x 9.44 inches (30 x 24 cm) frame 18.11 x 15.74 inches (46 x 40 cm) beautiful handcrafted frame included
Provenance: A Swedish Private Collection
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