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Title The Poultry Seller
Collection Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Hamme, Alexis van (Belgian painter, 1818-1875)
Date 1855 (dated)
Signed yes
Description An old woman is seen selling poultry to a younger girl holding a bucket of fruit and eggs. The scene takes place through arched window, decorated with ivy and classical frieze at base depicting putti at play. Alexis van Hamme worked in the tradition of the Dutch fijnschilders (fine painters), and the influence of Gerrit Dou can clearly be seen.
Current Accession Number FA000902
Former Accession Number 2146
Inscription front lr 'A. van Hamme'
Subject animal (poultry); figure; interior; everyday life
Measurements 65.5 x 53 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood)
Acquisition Details Unknown.
Provenance Bequeathed by H. M. Steinhart, Curzon Hotel, Brighton, Jan 1953; N. Mitchell (dealer), 52 Copthall Ave, London (stock no. 2046).
Rights Owner Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
Author Timothy Williams
 

 

 

 

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