BARTHOLOMEUS BREENBERGH (DEVENTER 1598-1657 AMSTERDAM)
BARTHOLOMEUS BREENBERGH (DEVENTER 1598-1657 AMSTERDAM)
BARTHOLOMEUS BREENBERGH (DEVENTER 1598-1657 AMSTERDAM)
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BARTHOLOMEUS BREENBERGH (DEVENTER 1598-1657 AMSTERDAM)

Landscape with Mercury, Argos and Io

Details
BARTHOLOMEUS BREENBERGH (DEVENTER 1598-1657 AMSTERDAM)
Landscape with Mercury, Argos and Io
oil on panel
17 ½ x 26 ½ in. (44.4 x 67.3 cm.)
Provenance
Possibly sold Christie's, London, 26 March 1923, lot 153, as Breenberg. (5.5 gns. to Collings)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 6 June 1984, lot 69, as Attributed to Bartholomeus Breenberg.
with Richard L. Feigen & Co., Inc., New York, by 1985.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 21 April 2004, lot 38, where acquired by the present owner.
Literature
M. Roethlisberger, 'New Works by Bartholomeus Breenbergh', Oud Holland 99, 1985, p. 62-63, fig. 8, illustrated.
Exhibited
New York and London, Richard L. Feigen & Co., Inc., Bartholomeus Breenbergh, 18 September-20 December 1991, no. 20, illustrated (catalogue by M. Roethlisberger).

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Lot Essay

In Marcel Roethlisberger's 1985 article in Oud Holland discussing additions to Breenbergh's oeuvre he draws a stylistic comparison between this painting to Breenbergh's Finding of Erichthonius (appeared at Christie's London, 29 October 2003, lot 36) and Jacob and the Angel (Rijksmusem, Amsterdam) dating from 1636 and 1639 respectively (loc cit.). Roethlisberger uses these two works as touchstones to date this painting to some time within 1636 and 1639.

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