- Roelandt Savery
- Orpheus charming the animals
- signed and dated lower right on the rock: R.SAVERY / FE.1618
- oil on oak panel
- 29.6 x 41.8 cm.; 11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in.
Th. Niemeyer, 1954;
With Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienna, from whom acquired by the father of the present owner.
K.J. Müllenmeister, Roelandt Savery, Freren 1988, pp. 130, 295, cat. no. 209, reproduced p. 296, fig. 209.
Amsterdam, Gallery P. de Boer, Tentoonstelling van de jongere Brueghels, 19 Feb – 5 April 1934, no. 168;
Laren (N.H.), Singer Museum, Kunstbezit rondom Laren, 3 July – 31 August 1958, no. 132.
Savery was attracted to this subject: he painted no less than 25 treatments of it between 1617 and 1628. By 1616 Savery was in Amsterdam, following some peripatetic years after his employment in Rudolfine Prague came to an end. He finally settled in Utrecht in 1619, the year after he painted this work.