11 April 2002
Godfried Maes (Antwerp 1649-1700 ?)
Jupiter and Callisto; Callisto before Diana; Europa and the Bull; and Cadmus searching for Europa: Illustrations for the Metamorphoses of Ovid
black chalk, pen and brown and grey ink, brown and grey wash, brown ink framing lines, countermark EL (3) and watermark Strasburg Lily (1, 2 and 4)
182 x 240 mm. and smaller (4)
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.
Anonymous sale; Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 15 January 1974, part of lot 1273 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (part of inventory no. B-91).
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