25 January 2005
Attributed to Hans Bol (Malines 1534-1593 Amsterdam)
Personifications of the Four Elements: Water; Fire; Air; and Earth, after Crispijn de Passe I
bodycolor (partly oxidized), in inscribed gold circles, on vellum
each 4 x 3½ in. (102 x 86 mm.)(a set of four) (4)
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After de Passe's engravings (Hollstein 528-531).
The four bodycolors should be attributed to Friedrich Brentel. They are comparable to the bodycolor sold in these rooms, 28 January 2000, lot 121.
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