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Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder, early 17th Century

Venus with Cupid stealing honey | 《採蜜的維納斯與丘比特》

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Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Property from the Schuybroek Collection

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder, early 17th Century

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder, early 17th Century

Venus with Cupid stealing honey | 《採蜜的維納斯與丘比特》

Venus with Cupid stealing honey | 《採蜜的維納斯與丘比特》

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 GBP

Lot sold:

201,600

GBP

Property from the Schuybroek Collection

Follower of Lucas Cranach the Elder, early 17th Century

Venus with Cupid stealing honey


bears Cranach's winged serpent device, and dated 1530

Inscribed in a panel upper left:

CVM PVER ALVEOLO FVRATVR MELLA CVPIDO

FVPANTI DIGITVM SEDVIA PVNXIT APIS

SIC ETIAM NOBIS BREVIS ET MORITVRA VOLVEAS

QVAM PETIMVS TRISTI MIXTA NOCET

oil on oak panel

37.8 x 25.2 cm.; 14⅞ x 9⅞ in.


舒布魯克典藏

老魯克斯・克拉納赫之追隨者,十七世紀初

《採蜜的維納斯與丘比特》


款識:具克拉納赫之翼蛇標記,紀年1530

藝術家於畫板題款CVM PVER ALVEOLO FVRATVR MELLA CVPIDO

FVPANTI DIGITVM SEDVIA PVNXIT APIS

SIC ETIAM NOBIS BREVIS ET MORITVRA VOLVEAS

QVAM PETIMVS TRISTI MIXTA NOCET(左上)

油彩橡木畫板

37.8 x 25.2 公分;14⅞ x 9⅞ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:


Lucas Cranach the Elder

Venus with Cupid

Oil on panel, in a plain wood frame in good condition.


The oak support is compromise of one piece of wood; it is very well preserved , flat and evenly chamfered.


The paint layer is stable and secure and in a very good original condition.


Old discoloured oil restorations can be seen to the top right corner, in the sky, and reach down as far as the tree line. 1-2 minor repaired losses are apparent to Venus' face .


The paint texture is in a very good condition and this is particularly noticeable through the foliage, Venus' diaphanous slip and her headress.


Fine details, such as those to the bees and honey comb are in good original condition.

The chromatic integrity and tonal nuances are very well preserved.


No significant tonal improvement would be gained from removing the varnish.


The painting presents well.


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Probably the Emperor Rudolph II, Prague, where to be identified in his inventory of 1612 as no. 1138 or 1293;

Looted by the Swedes after the sack of Prague, 1648;

Queen Christina of Sweden, and listed in the 1652 inventory of her collection as no. 167 or 217;

Ugglas of Forsmark;

Countess Elisabeth Björnstjerna;

C. M. Björnstjerna;

Marie Björnstjerna, Stockholm;

Count Carl Björnstjerna, in 1966;

Anonymous sale (‘The Property of a Gentleman’), London, Christie’s, 30 November 1979, lot 71 (as Lucas Cranach the Elder), for £75,000, where acquired by Jean Schuybroek.

O. Granberg, Les Trésors d’Art en Suède, 1911–13, 3, p. 246;

Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Christina Queen of Sweden, 29 June – 16 October 1966, cat. no. 1289, p. 513.

M.J. Friedländer and J. Rosenberg, The Paintings of Lucas Cranach, London 1978, p. 118, no. 246D;

J. Herbert (ed.), Christie's Review of the Season 1980, London 1980, p. 47, reproduced (as Lucas Cranach the Elder).