Lot 103
  • 103

Workshop of Hans Johann Rottenhammer the Elder

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • Hans Johann Rottenhammer the Elder
  • The feast of the Gods - The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis
  • oil on copper

Provenance

E. Lundstrom collection (according to a label on the reverse).

Condition

The support consists of a single stable flat copper plat backed to the reverse with a single flat panel. The paint surface is secure with some very minor scattered paint losses most notably along the top edge perhaps as a result of frame abrasion, in the upper left corner of the arch and on the right hand side of the lower edge. Although the varnish has somewhat yellowed the fine details of the brush work are still apparent. This varnish impedes thorough inspection under UV light but scattered retouching work can be detected in the seated figures around the table and some strengthening is apparent in the upper right part of the arch. Offered in a inlaid wooden frame in fair condition.
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Catalogue Note

The prime version of this composition, signed and dated 1600, was formerly in the Imperial collections in Prague and is now in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg (see N. Nikulin et al., German and Austrian Paintings in the Hermitage, Leningrad, 1986, p. 27, reproduced fig. 43).