Please note that this drawing should be designated as follows: Property of the Estate of Clarence Day
Mr. Mitche Kunzman has kindly pointed out that the composition derives from part of the third print, The Fall of Man, from a series of twelve representing The History of the First Men, engraved and published by Johannes Sadeler I in 1583 after designs by Maerten de Vos (Hollstein 17-28).
Please note that the artist's name and dates should read as follows: Giovanni Battista Castello, called Il Bergamasco Crema circa 1526 - 1569 Madrid
This drawing should be designated as follows: Property from the Estate of Oliver Herbert Straus; please note the additional provenance: With Arthur A. Harlow & Co., New York, from whom acquired in 1938 by Oliver Herbert Straus; thence by descent to the present owner; and that the measurements should read as follows: 225 by 136 mm; 8 7/8 by 5 3/8 in
Dr. Hans Buys has kindly brought to our attention a 1604 drawing by Paul Bril in the Lugt Collection, similar in scale and format to the present sheet, which is also dedicated to Paulus van Halmale. (See Dessins Flamands du Dix-Septième Siècle, exh. cat., Paris, Institut Néerlandais, et al, 1972, cat. 8, pl. 4)
Additional literature: H.-U. Beck, Jan van Goyen, Amsterdam 1972, pp. 82-3, no. 228 (as dated 1651, with further provenance and exhibition information)
This drawing was exhibited, Dijon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rembrandt et son Ecole, 2003, cat. no. 79, alongside the painting by De Gelder from the Hermitage, which is based on it.
We are very grateful to Andrew Wyld for kindly informing us that the fish depicted is a Thornback Ray.
We are very grateful to Noel Annesley for kindly informing us that the fish depicted is a Lumpsucker, from which the caviar substitute lumpfish roe is taken.
Please note that there are more Tulip watercolours from this series in the Old Master and 19th Century European Art sale on Friday 28th January, please see lots 53, 54 and 55.
Please note that the correct dimensions for the two drawings are 249 by 354 mm for Le Dix Aout and 252 by 350 mm for Toulon.
This Lot has been withdrawn from the sale.
We are grateful to Mr K. Bender for informing us that this drawing relates to a painting by de Wit, dated 1720, of the same subject but in reverse, belonging to the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, Rijswijk/Amsterdam, inv. no. 301, and now on display at the Rijksmuseum Twente, in Enschede. We are also very grateful to Guus van der Hout for informing us that he believes the drawing actually dates from somewhat earlier, circa 1715.
Please note that this drawing is after a frieze representing the battle of the Lapiths and the Centaurs, from the temple of Apollon at Bassae, Greece, 4th Quarter of the 5th Century B.C. This is now in the British Museum, Inv. no. GR 1815.10-20.1-23.
Please note that the view depicted is of Saint Maurice, not far from Montreux, rather than St. Moritz.
Please note that these drawings should be designated as follows:
Property from the Collection of Beverly B. Bernstein, Washington D.C.