Live Auction

The March 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Mar 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1071

EDWARD ANTOON PORTIELJE (Belgian, 1861-1949) OIL ON PANEL C. 19th C., "Courtship", H 16'' W 12.5''

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Signed in the lower left. Depicting a young woman knitting next to an open window as a fisherman peers in for a conversation. Bearing an inscription on the verso that reads: "The undersigned declares that this picture has been painted by himself to the order of MR. A D'Huyvetter Jr. of Antwerp. Edward Portielje". Having a giltwood frame, H 20.5", W 17".


Stable craquelure. No evidence of overpainting. Varnish fluoresces under UV light with evidence of cleaning around the figures. Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles specialists. Should you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this lot, please email conditions@dumouchelles.com.