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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 592

    Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)

    The Satyr and the Peasant

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)
    The Satyr and the Peasant
    black, red and white chalk, pen and brown ink added by a later hand
    12 x 14¾ in. (30.5 x 37.5 cm.), unframed


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    This moral tale from Aesop's Fables was one of Jordaens's favourite compositions. D'Hulst lists seven paintings of the subject by the artist and his studio (R.-A. d'Hulst, Jacob Jordaens, London, 1982, p. 367) and seven other drawings (R.-A. d'Hulst, Jordaens Drawings, London, 1974, III, p. 647). The drawing which is closest to the present sheet in compositional terms is that in the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (D'Hulst, op. cit., 1974, no. A51, fig. 58), which is datable to 1620-21.

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    Provenance

    A.P.E. Gasc (L. 1131).
    J. Rump, Copenhagen (according to an inscription on the mount).