Simon Tileman, Family Portrait, Oil Painting, 1658

Item no. 308474-3
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    • Oil on canvas
    • Simon Peter Tileman (1601-c. 1667/70/88) - German landscape and portrait painter, as well as printmaker
    • Signed and dated ‘Simon Peter Tileman 1658 fecit’ lower right
    • Dimensions: 139.5 x 184 cm
    • Mounted in ebonized wooden frame: 147 x 192,5 cm
    • Tileman was a respected portrait painter who created a portrait of Emperor Ferdinand III in Vienna, among others
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    Simon Tileman is especially recorded for his portraits in Bremen and genre scenes in Kassel. From 1639 to 1645, he lived in Utrecht, so that the subsequent portraits feature an influence of the Dutch tradition.

    The painting is in good condition, according to age. The paint surface has darkened somewhat and shows craquelure, abrasion and pressure marks from the stretcher. The inspection under UV light shows scattered old strokes of retouching throughout the depicition. There are several patches on the reverse. The frame has signs of wear and traces of an inactive woodworm infestation.

    Simon Peter Tileman (1601-ca. 1667/70/88)
    Simon Peter Tileman, also called ‘Schenck’ or ‘Tilemann-Schenck’ was born in Lemgo and settled with his family to Bremen in 1614. After sojourning in the Netherlands, the Rhineland, Bohemia and Italy he settled in Bremen in 1633, painting portraits, but also some allegorical scenes. In addition, he created copper engravings. Works of the painter can be found at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and the Kunsthalle Bremen. (cko)

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