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Andreas Bodan The Younger
DEATH AND THE SCHOLAR
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56
Andreas Bodan The Younger
DEATH AND THE SCHOLAR
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Andreas Bodan The Younger
MULHOUSE 1656 - 1696 ZERBST
DEATH AND THE SCHOLAR
Pen and brown ink and wash within partial pen and brown ink framing lines;
signed, lower left: Andr Bodan
448 by 295 mm
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Provenance

Boguslaw Jolles, Dresden and Vienna (Lugt 381 or 381a),
his sale, Munich, Hugo Helbing, 28-31 October 1895, lot 726 (as ‘André Joseph Bodem’: ‘Unter einem Säulenbogen eines Prunkbaues eine männliche Figur vor einem Skelette stehend. Bezeichnet: >>Andr. Bodem<Bisterzeichnung.);
With Hill-Stone Ltd., New York, in 1999;
Private collection

Literature

Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, Vol.27, nos. 1-2, 1999, p. 110 (Hill-Stone advert, drawing reproduced)

Catalogue Note

Energetically drawn yet contemplative in choice of subject, this grand drawing is one of only a few known works on paper by the Alsace artist, Andreas Bodan the Younger.

Bodan, a native of Mulhouse, was born into a family of painters and trained primarily with his brother, Hans–Conrad.  He travelled to Italy, spending time in Rome, Naples and Sicily, and also visited Malta.   Towards the end of his relatively short life (he died at the age of forty) he was appointed court painter to the Duke of Saxony, Hans Ludwig von Anhalt, in Zerbst.

Two drawings by Bodan the Younger in prominent museum collections are The Death of Cleopatra, signed and dated 1691, in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg1 and an allegorical drawing, Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze, in the collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.2

1. The Death of Cleopatra (Inv.no. Hz 3397) 

2. Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus Would Freeze (Inv.no. 41462)

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