Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700 ?)
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Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700 ?)

Erichthonius discovered by the Daughters of Cecrops; Minerva at the House of Envy; Mercury at the House of Cecrops; Minerva and the Muses; Pyrenaeus welcoming the Muses; and The Muses evading the Advances of Pyrenaeus: Illustrations for the Metamorphoses of Ovid

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Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700 ?)
Erichthonius discovered by the Daughters of Cecrops; Minerva at the House of Envy; Mercury at the House of Cecrops; Minerva and the Muses; Pyrenaeus welcoming the Muses; and The Muses evading the Advances of Pyrenaeus: Illustrations for the Metamorphoses of Ovid
black chalk, pen and black ink, grey wash, brown ink framing lines, countermark EL (1) and watermark Strasburg Lily (2, 3 and 4)
178 x 235 mm. and smaller (6)
Provenance
The artist's widow, sold as a series of 83 illustrations for the Metamorphoses, to
Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam, before 1717; de Leth, Amsterdam, 10 March 1755, portfolio U, no. 87.
B. Cronenburgh; Amsterdam, 22 March 1762, portfolio A, no. 1.
(1, 2 and 3) Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 15 January 1974, part of lot 1273 (to Dreesmann).
(4, 5 and 6) Anonymous sale; Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 26 November 1984, lots 112-114 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (part of inventory no. B-91).
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