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The Collection of Paintings 'of Sebastian Leerse'

Frans Francken the Younger

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Antwerpen, Belgium

It was initially thought, on the basis of a family portrait by van Dyck in Kassel, that the persons depicted here could be identified as the Antwerp merchant Sebastian Leerse (°1594), his second wife and their son Jan Baptist. The similarities, however, are quite superficial; furthermore, no contemporary inventory of Leerse's possessions exists that could establish a link. In this 'Art Gallery' painting, Frans Francken II has depicted works by or after Jan Massijs, Pieter Neefs I, Joos de Momper II, Daniel van Heil, Bonaventura Peeters I and himself. It was in this room that Rockox had his own art gallery, which was likewise painted by Francken.

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  • Title: The Collection of Paintings 'of Sebastian Leerse'
  • Creator: Frans Francken II
  • Location: (Antwerp 1581 - 1642)

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