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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 16

    Jacob Hoefnagel (Antwerp 1575-c. 1630 The Netherlands)

    'Sine Baccho et Cerere friget Venus'

    Price Realised  

    Jacob Hoefnagel (Antwerp 1575-c. 1630 The Netherlands)
    'Sine Baccho et Cerere friget Venus'
    indistinctly signed and dated 'IA HOEF: F MDCV' (upper left)
    oil on copper
    27 x 35.2 cm.


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    Jacob Hoefnagel was, like his father Joris Hoefnagel (Antwerp 1542-1601 Vienna), an artist at the court of Rudolf II in Prague. He carried on his father's work with a a series of engravings of insects and flowers called Archetypa studiaque patris Georgii Hoefnagelii (Frankfurt am Main, 1592). He is also known to have produced oils in a highly mannerist style such as the present work.

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    Please note additional provenance: In the possession of the family of the present owner since the 1840s.