Master Paintings Part II

Master Paintings Part II

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Attributed to Jean Ducamps, called Giovanni di Filippo del Campo

Cupid breaking his bow

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Jean Ducamps, called Giovanni di Filippo del Campo

Cambrai circa 1600 - after 1638 Madrid

Cupid breaking his bow

oil on canvas

canvas: 52 by 36 1/4 in.; 132 by 92 cm.

framed: 56 3/4 by 42 in.; 144.2 by 106.5 cm.  

Jean Ducamps was a northern follower of Caravaggio.  As a young artist, he trained in Antwerp under Abraham Janssens, but he spent the majority of his career in Rome, where he joined the Bentvueghels, a society of northern artists active in Rome.  His works illustrate the influence of his contemporaries, including Cecco del Caravaggio and Valentin de Boulogne, among others, and the present canvas seems also to reveal the influence of Giusto Fiammingo.  Giani Papi has recently proposed the possibility of a link between Ducamps and the Master of the Incredulity of Saint Thomas, an anonymous Caravaggisti active in Rome from about 1620-1640.  Another version of this composition, attributed to Jean Ducamps by Papi, was recently exhibited with Galerie Michel Descours in Lyon.

1.  Oil on canvas, 132 by 96 cm,