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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus
JUPITER, ON HIS EAGLE, ENTHRONED IN THE CLOUDS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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LOTS 30-52: PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus
JUPITER, ON HIS EAGLE, ENTHRONED IN THE CLOUDS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

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Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus
BRUGES 1523 - 1605 FLORENCE
JUPITER, ON HIS EAGLE, ENTHRONED IN THE CLOUDS
Pen and brown ink and wash, heightened with white, over black chalk; 
partially pricked for transfer;
inscribed, top edge: IOVE and signed and dated, bottom centre: Ioan Stradanus 1588 (? date partially illegible) 
Oval: 176 by 123 mm
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Provenance

D'Aigremont Collection, sale Paris, 3-7 April 1866, lot 155 ("Apollon, Mars, Mercure, Saturne, Jupiter et Vénus");
sale, Paris, Drouot, 11 March 1985, lot 173;
Private Collection, Paris

Literature

A. Baroni Vannucci, Jan van der Straet detto Giovanni Stradano, flandrus pictor et inventor, Milan 1997, p. 281, no. 455, and under no. 454

Catalogue Note

See note to the previous lot.  In contrast to the drawing of Venus, however, this depiction of Jupiter has links with the images of the god in both the title page and the second of the individual representations of the planets.In the latter print, the top half of the figure’s body (with the exception of the right arm) is essentially as it is seen in the drawing, but in reverse, but the placement of the legs is more similar to that seen in the engraved  title-page.  The positioning of the feet, and of the eagle, are different in all three versions. 

1.  The New Hollstein: Dutch and Flemish etchings, engravings and woodcuts 1450-1700. The Collaert dynasty, Amsterdam 1993, pp. 30, 33, no. 1308, reproduced

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