DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules
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Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

DANIEL VERTANGEN | An assembly of the Gods with the Apotheosis of Hercules

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Sold:5,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection

DANIEL VERTANGEN

Amsterdam circa 1600/1 - 1681/4

AN ASSEMBLY OF THE GODS WITH THE APOTHEOSIS OF HERCULES 


signed lower right: D. Vertangen. 

oil on oak panel, with an unidentified collector's red wax seal on the reverse

unframed: 39.1 x 48 cm.; 15½ x 18¾ in.

framed: 58.8 x 67 cm.; 23¼ x 26¼ in. 


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Condition Report

Property from the SØR Rusche Collection is available to view at Sotheby’s, New Bond Street, 13 – 18 September (weekdays 9am – 4.30pm; weekend 12-5pm).


The single thick oak panel is uncradled, flat, and stable, and it is bevelled on all four sides. The paint surface is clean, and the varnish is clear and even. Inspection under UV light reveals tiny pin prick retouchings scattered throughout, which are sensitively executed. The most noticeable areas of retouching comprise the upper left and right and lower left corners, which are slightly more concentrated. There is retouching to a short vertical scratch in the figure of Bacchus at centre left (2 cm) and a v-shaped surface scratch in lower centre (4 x 4 cm). There is also retouching to a damage in the posterior of the nude goddess (3 cm long). None of these distract from the legibility of the image, which appears fresh and bright, and ready to hang in its current state. The painting is in good overall condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 12 May 1992, lot 131, where acquired.

Exhibited

Rotterdam, Kunsthal, At Home in the Golden Age, 9 February – 18 May 2008, no. 112.


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Literature

W. Pijbes, M. Aarts, M. J. Bok et al, At Home in the Golden Age, exh. cat., Zwolle 2008, p. 111, cat. no. 112, reproduced in colour;

H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 436-40, cat. no. 75, reproduced in colour.

Catalogue Note

This painting relates closely to a work of the same subject with a similar composition, by Cornelis van Poelenburch, in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.1 Vertangen's version is in reverse, and although the figures are all slightly different, both compositions share the same diagonal structure of the placement of the Gods in the foreground, with other figures gathered in the distance visible through parting clouds.


1 http://collection.smk.dk/#/en/detail/KMSsp358

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