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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 600

    Jacob de Wit (Amsterdam 1695-1754)

    Design for a ceiling: Flora and a maenad with the fruits of the earth, Apollo beyond with the Chariot of the Sun

    Price Realised  

    Jacob de Wit (Amsterdam 1695-1754)
    Design for a ceiling: Flora and a maenad with the fruits of the earth, Apollo beyond with the Chariot of the Sun
    signed and dated 'JdWit invt & f./1737' and with inscriptions 'No 307 Jacob de Wit.' and 'My Auct 1860 Sept 24 No 531 12' (on the reverse of the mount)
    traces of black chalk, pen and grey ink, violet brown wash, heightened with white, pen and brown ink framing lines, watermark Strasburg lily
    8¾ x 11½ in. (22.2 x 29.2 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Montmorillon'schen Kunst & Antiquitäten-Handlung, Munich, 24 September 1860, part of lot 531 ('J. de Wit... 2 Blatt. Entwürfe zu Deckengemälden. Mythologische Compositionen. Qu. Fol. Braun getuscht').