Lot 9
  • 9

Flemish School, 17th Century

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
16,250 GBP
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  • Minerva and Time clipping Cupid's Wings
  • oil on canvas
  • 167 by 239 cm.; 65 3/4 by 94 in.

Catalogue Note

A related canvas of very similar size (163 x 258 cm.) depicting Minerva giving a bridle to Venus to restrain Cupid was sold New York, Sotheby's, 3 December 1974, and both may have originally formed part of a series. The design may well be due to Otto van Veen, whose Minerva shielding youth from Temptation (146 x 212 cm.) in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm is painted ina very similar vein.