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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
JUNO’S ARRIVAL IN HADES
JUMP TO LOT
139

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
JUNO’S ARRIVAL IN HADES
JUMP TO LOT

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Follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder
JUNO’S ARRIVAL IN HADES

Provenance

Pieter van Huffel (1776–1837), Paris and Ghent;
Dr. Pons, Brussels, 1936;
Anonymous sale, Brussels, Giroux, 9 March 1951, lot 210 (as Jan Brueghel the Elder);
Generalkonsul Hans Klenk (1906–83), Mainz-Gonsenheim, by 1968;
On the art market, Munich, 1980–83.

Exhibited

Mainz, Kunstgeschichtlichen Institut der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Werke alter Meister aus Privatbesitz, 7 May – 30 June 1968, no. 11 (as Jan Brueghel the Elder).

Literature

R. Hamann-MacLean, Werke alter Meister aus Privatbesitz. Sammlung Hans Klenk, Mainz. Nachtrag Kritische Anmerkungen, Ergänzungen und Korrekturen, Mainz 1969, pp. 3–4, cat. no. 11 (as Circle of Jan Brueghel the Elder);
K. Ertz, Jan Bruegel die Ältere. Die Gemälde mit kritischem Œuvrekatalog, Cologne 1979, pp. 129–30, note 91 (as a follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder);
K. Ertz, Jan Breughel the Younger (1601–1678), Freren 1984, pp. 65 and 305–06, cat. no. 134, reproduced p. 305 (as 'a version by the artist's own hand (?)', datable to circa 1650).

Catalogue Note

The figure of Juno here is lifted directly from Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hans Rottenhammer's rendition of this theme of circa 1598,1 but most other details – the burning buildings, the gallows, the hellish creatures and the condemned figures – are all the artist's own. Another version of the present composition is in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, also attributed to a follower of Jan Brueghel the Elder.2 

1 Oil on copper, 25.5 x 35.5 cm.; Dresden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Gemäldegalerie, inv. no. 877; see K. Ertz, Jan Brueghel der Ältere (1568–1625). Kritischer Katalog der Gemälde, Lingen 2008, vol. II, pp. 751–52, cat. no. 371, reproduced in colour p. 753.
2 Oil on oak panel, 37 x 48.5 cm., inv. no. 913; see Ertz 1984, p. 306, cat. no. 135, reproduced.

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