Tuesday, 25 April 2017

"17th century Flemish school" is work after Hendrick Goltzius

Côte d'Opale, from Boulogne, France, sells on 29 April 2017 a "17th century Flemish School" Diana discovers the pregnancy of Callisto, estimated at 600 to 800 Euro.

According to the description, the panel has an attribution to Paul Bril on the back, but they rightly don't seem to give much credence to this.

The work is actually a copy after a work by Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617), from the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, the Netherlands (the main museum in the city of Tefaf!). It is a good composition (probably based originally on the painting by Titian of the same subject), but this version is quite mediocre when seen up close. Still, at the estimate it is an attractive buy.

The painting was popularized through an engraving by Jan Saenredam, which may be the direct source for the version for sale.

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