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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Joos de Momper and Jan Breughel the Younger Antwerp 1601 - 1678
Antwerp 1564 - 1635
VENUS MOURNING ADONIS IN A PANORAMIC WOODED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 96,000 EUR
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THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

Joos de Momper and Jan Breughel the Younger Antwerp 1601 - 1678
Antwerp 1564 - 1635
VENUS MOURNING ADONIS IN A PANORAMIC WOODED LANDSCAPE
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 96,000 EUR
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Joos de Momper and Jan Breughel the Younger Antwerp 1601 - 1678
Antwerp 1564 - 1635
ANTWERP 1564 - 1635
VENUS MOURNING ADONIS IN A PANORAMIC WOODED LANDSCAPE

Provenance

With Galerie St. Lucas, Vienna, by 1933;
Private collection, Huizen, The Netherlands;
Thence by descent.

Literature

K. Ertz, Josse de Momper der Jüngere (1564-1635), die Gemälde mit kritischem Oeuvrekatalog, Freren 1986, p .513, cat. no. 170, reproduced p. 514.

Catalogue Note

The present compositon is a typical example of De Momper's work in  the late 1620s. His assumed collaboration with Jan Breughel the Younger for the animals and the circle of Frans Francken the Younger for the figures in this composition can be compared with that of a painting, representing Minerva visiting the Muses at the Helicon in the Koninklijk Museum voor de Schone Kunsten, Antwerp (inv. nr. 757). 

Although conventionally the wild boar, which was responsible for Adonis wounds, would be depicted, it is not present in this composition; it only shows Adonis, a mourning Venus and Cupid, surrounded by their hounds.

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