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Godfried Maes
DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION WITH ALLEGORICAL VIRTUES SURROUNDING ENTWINED INITIALS OVER WHICH JUPITER HOLDS A CROWN
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
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121
Godfried Maes
DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION WITH ALLEGORICAL VIRTUES SURROUNDING ENTWINED INITIALS OVER WHICH JUPITER HOLDS A CROWN
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Godfried Maes
ANTWERP 1649 - 1700 (?)
DESIGN FOR A CEILING DECORATION WITH ALLEGORICAL VIRTUES SURROUNDING ENTWINED INITIALS OVER WHICH JUPITER HOLDS A CROWN
Pen and grey ink and wash, the identification of the virtues inscribed in pen and brown ink and the intertwined initials in yellow wash, within brown wash framing lines;
signed or bears inscription, in pen and brown ink verso: Maes
200 by 360 mm
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Catalogue Note

Although drawings by Maes are by no means rare, this seems to be his only surviving ceiling design. Indeed, just two other designs for decorative paintings are currently known: the Death of Achilles, in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. 153+ - 1941) and a design for an overdoor of Minerva flanked by the four Cardinal Virtues, in the Leiden University print room (inv. 658).  

Old Master Drawings

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