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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 162

    Maarten Pepyn (Antwerp 1575-1642/3)

    The wedding feast of Bacchus and Ariadne

    Price Realised  

    Maarten Pepyn (Antwerp 1575-1642/3)
    The wedding feast of Bacchus and Ariadne
    inscribed 'Martinus . Päpÿn' (on the reverse)
    oil on copper
    18¾ x 24½ in. (47.6 x 62.3 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Drs. Luuk Pijl for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs, and dating the work to circa 1600-1610.
    The composition derives from an engraving of circa 1580 by Jan Sadeler I after a design by Dirck Barendsz, Mankind Awaiting the Deluge (see J.R. Judson, Dirck Barendsz, 1970, pp. 126-31, nos. 71-2). In Pepyn's work the ark and deluge are omitted and two putti are added, thus converting the subject into The wedding feast of Bacchus and Ariadne (Ovid, VIII, 171-82).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (lots 140, 142, 156, 160,, 162, 162-165, 173, 201, 204, 213, 261)