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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    Jacob Matham (Haarlem 1571-1631)

    Venus and Cupid

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Matham (Haarlem 1571-1631)
    Venus and Cupid
    black chalk, in an inscribed oval
    6½ x 7¼ in. (164 x 185 mm.)


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    The attribution to Jacob Matham has been confirmed by Dr. Léna Widerkehr on the basis of a photograph. She dates the drawing to circa 1602 and compares it to a drawing of the same year entitled Venus disrobed by Nymphs in the presence of Mars (see L. Widerkehr, 'Jacob Matham, un épigone Haarlémois et ses rapports avec l'art de la cour de Rodolphe II', Umen, 46, 1998, p. 200, fig. 2.). A similar drawing of Jupiter and Danaë was sold in these rooms, 24 January 2001, lot 153.
    We are grateful to Dr. Lina Widerkehr and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Beck for their help in cataloguing this lot.

    Provenance

    V. Röver (L. 2984 a-c), his numbers '7 7' and inscription 'Mo..', in his catalogue as 'Venus en Cupido met swart Kryt en gehoogt van Paulus Moreelsz.'.
    Jhr. J. Goll van Franckenstein (L. 2987), his number 'N 2614.'
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 22 January 2004, lot 110.