Jan van Bijlert (1603-1671)

Jan van Bijlert (1603-1671)

The Judgement of Paris; and The Discovery of Callisto

the first signed lower left J Bijlert f, the second signed lower left J.Bijlert.fec, oil on panel
21 x 30.7 cm
a pair (2)
Gerrit van Harmelen; Sale, The Hague, 26 June 1766
J.H. Lintz, The Hague; Sale, Frederik Muller Amsterdam, 20 May 1919, lot 26
Anon. Sale, Christie's London, 31 March 1989, lot 140, as attributed to Jan van Bijlert (bought in)
C. Hofstede de Groot, De Wetenschappelijke Resultaten van de Tentoonstelling van Oude Kunst te Utrecht, Oud Holland, XII, 1894, pp. 35/36 (where only the Discovery of Callisto is mentioned)
G.J. Hoogewerff, Jan van Bijlert, Schilder van Utrecht (1598-1671), Oud Holland, LXXX, 1965, p. 26, nos. 41 and 42
Utrecht, Kunstliefde, Tentoonstelling van Oude Schilderkunst, 20 Augustus-1 October 1894, nos. 36 and 37

Lot Essay

Paul Huys Jansen has kindly confirmed the authenticity of the present pictures in a letter of 27 March 1993. They will be included in his forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné as nos. 34 and 35

See illustration of one

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