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Paintings1324 of 2206Oil on Canvas, NUDE"Unsigned, Circa 20 centuryLee Reynolds?
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    A tavern scene on ivory (9.5 X 8 cm). Marquetry wooden frame, bronze mount, inlaid work with ivory and mother of pearl.
    The back is covered by an old page from the book with Latin text and a few words in Arabic and Hebrew, but that does not mean anything; even late 19th century miniatures are backed with much earlier printed pages taken from elsewhere.
    The same image was sold as `` Artist Unknown, (18th century), Tavern Scene, oil on tin`` by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, 2012. (Image 4 here).
    The miniature is signed but cannot be deciphered. Two small strokes in front of the signature are often seen in miniatures as an abbreviation for ``n`` ``nach`` meaning ``after``. Or the first letter of artist`s name.
    The problem is as follows:
    1. Not very likely the artist is the same (a variant painted on tin in oil and the same miniature).
    2. The painter of the miniature must have had close and full insight into the original painting to reproduce ever single detail.
    3. Miniatures are commonly made after well known paintings but Leslie Hindman Auctioneers could not identify the painter. Had it been with another auction house, but now that it`s sold attribution is not possible to search for. After all, those tavern scenes were popular with Flemish painters, famous or unknown.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
    Artist Unknown, (18th century), Tavern Scene
    (18th century)
    Tavern Scene
    oil on tin
    16 3/4 x 19 1/4 inches.

    Almost the same frame is here:
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    1. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Wonderful! Agree, there are tons of tavern scenes out there. Could the signature be "n" Teniers? If not Teniers, at least your replica has some striking similarities in the details of two of his tavern scenes.
    2. OlofZ OlofZ, 5 years ago
      Another one "after Teniers"
      He sure liked the bottle in the niche and the woman looking down from a window...
    3. IVAN49 IVAN49, 5 years ago
      Thanks a lot OlofZ
      It`s obviously the same or very similar tavern and the way of painting. Teniers had his own circle and many paintings were reproduced both on tin or canvas. The signature here looks like ``after`` Terniers (it`s easier to decipher when one knows what to search for). Most likely, there is an original painting on canvas by him depicting this particular scene and both tin plate and my miniature are made ``after Teniers``. Thank you again

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