Netherlandish School, mid-17th century - PORTRAIT OF AN FORTRESS ARCHITECT

Netherlandish School, mid-17th century

PORTRAIT OF AN FORTRESS ARCHITECT

Oil on canvas (relined). 118,5 x 111,5 cm.

The female figure standing next to the architect, holding a plummet in her right hand and an artillery calculator in her left is to be interpreted as an allegory of fortress architecture. The star-shaped building depicted on the plan in the man's hands is a further indication that the sitter is a fortress architect.

Provenance

From an old German private collection.

Lot 1052

Estimate:
30.000 € - 35.000 €

Result:
36.300 €