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Gonzales Coques: 'Smell (Portrait of Lucas Fayd'herbe)'
This painting is part of the group: The Five Senses

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The sitter is Lucas Fayd'herbe (1617 - 1697), a noted sculptor and architect who was one of Rubens's last pupils. He worked principally in Malines, and is also depicted in Frachoijs 'Portrait of Lucas Fayd'herbe'. Here he is shown smoking a pipe, as a representation of the sense of Smell.

This picture is one of a series of the 'Five Senses' in the Collection; 'Sight', 'Hearing', 'Touch', the fifth, 'Taste', is probably a copy. The series was painted before 1661 when 'Sight' was engraved. The costumes suggest a date of about 1655-60.

Other paintings in this group: The Five Senses

Hearing
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Hearing
Touch
Gonzales Coques
before 1661
Touch
Taste
After Gonzales Coques
after 1661
Taste

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