6 July 2004
Otto van Veen, called Otto Vaenius (Leiden 1556-1629 Brussels)
The Triumph of the Word of God: A chariot with Christ on the Cross, the Massacre of the Innocents, Faith and the Sacrifice of Isaac drawn by horses surrounded with allegories of the Church, Human Passion and Divine Revelation
inscribed with identifications of the figures
pen and brown ink, oil on paper
10½ x 15 3/8 in. (267 x 389 mm.)
An unidentified collector's mark 'AVO' (twice), once on a label numbered '210'.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Associated with van Veen's painting in the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Bamberg (N. de Poorter, The Eucharist Series, in Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard, II, London, 1978, fig. 73).
See note to the previous lot.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
Annabel Matterson examines the artist’s career-spanning exploration of the genre through three typically autobiographical examples offered in London
Introducing Christie’s 100, a new online sale of accessibly priced post-war and contemporary art