Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700 ?)
Apollo seducing Leucothoe; Apollo pouring Nectar on Leucothoe's Tomb; Apollo at Vulcan's Forge; The Finding of the Infant Bacchus; The Slaying of the Children of Niobe; and The Flaying of Marsyas: Illustrations for the Metamorphoses of Ovid
black chalk, pen and brown and grey ink, grey wash, brown ink framing lines, countermark EL (4 and 6) and watermarks Strasburg Lily (1, 2 and 5), Vryheit (2) and cross (1 and 3)
180 x 240 mm. and smaller (6)
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) Anonymous sale; Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 15-21 February 1980, part of lot 98 (to Dreesmann).
(2) Anonymous sale; Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 18 November 1985, lot 196 (to Dreesmann).
(3) Anonymous sale; Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 15 November 1983, lot 343 (to Dreesmann).
(4) Anonymous sale; Christie's, Amsterdam, 15 November 1983, lot 115 (to Dreesmann).
(5) R.J. de Rydt, Leyden, acquired by Dreesmann.
(6) Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 12 November 1996, lot 50 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (part of inventory no. B-91).