"The Grinder, Flemish School From The Beginning Of The 17th, Signed Monogram David I Rickaert 1560/1607"The grinder - Flemish School of the early 17th century Oil on canvas dated 1607 and signed the monogram corresponding to the signature of David I RICKAERT 1560 / 1607.
Painter very side and referenced Bénézit and many works of art.
RYCKAERT David 1560/1607 says the old.
Or RIJCKAERT or RICKAERT David I, painter and picture dealer, born in Antwerp in 1560 died in the same city around 1607. Flemish School. In 1585, he was in the Gilde as brewer and stuffer, and had to work for other painters. In 1585 he married Catharina Rem. His pupils were David II (1586/1642), Martin (1587/1633) and Paul.
It is believed that he was particularly used to painting figures and characters in the paintings of his colleagues. We quote from him "Three smokers on a barrel - Lerins collection in Antwerp. He is the patriarch of the family of famous Flemish painters bearing the name Ryckaert, his sons David II and Martin (or Marteen) and his grandson David III Ryckaert succeed him.
Signed: lower right of the monogram for David Ryckaert I.
Period: dated 1607, early 17th century.
School: Flemish School.
Subject: Painting "old craft" genre scene, the grinder sharpening blades on his wheel in a village.
Technique: oil on canvas in good condition - some old-fashioned restorations, canvas and paintings of the 17th century
period. No lining, which is very rare for a painting of this time.
Sizes: without the frame 58 x 50 cm - 22.83 x 19.68 inches With the frame: 68 cm x 56 cm - 26.77 x 22.04 inches
Frame: in new gilded wood, therefore in perfect condition.
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