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German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

6/19/2021 5:49:00 AM

German police appeal for information after 17th century paintings found in skip

An art expert believes the paintings are by Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten and Italian Pietro Bellotti

Sat 19 Jun 2021 03.23 BSTGerman police have appealed for information from the public after two 17th century paintings were discovered in a skip at a highway rest stop.Police said a 64-year-old man found the oil paintings at the rest stop near Ohrenbach in central

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last month. He later handed them in to police in the western city of Cologne.Portrait of a boy by the 17th century Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten.Photograph: Cologne policeAn initial assessment by an art expert concluded the two framed paintings were originals, police said.

One is a self-portrait by Pietro Bellotti (1625-1700) showing the Italian artist smiling and dating to 1665. The other is a portrait of a boy by the Dutch artist Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627-1678), date unknown.Hoogstraten was a student of Rembrandt in Amsterdam and best known for his experiments with perspective,

according to London’s National Gallery.He was born in Dordrecht but also worked in the Hague, Vienna, Rome and London. His treatise, Introduction to the High School of the Art of, published after his death, is regarded as a valuable insight into Rembrandt’s views on painting.

Less is known about Bellotti, buthe worked for prominent families in Venice, as well as Ferdinand Maria, the Elector of Bavaria, and for the governor of Milan. Read more: The Guardian »

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