Sale 20CN03 | Lot 5

Attributed to Jan Harmenz Muller

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

Lot Details

Lot 5
Attributed to Jan Harmenz Muller
A Roman Abducting a Sabine Woman: Two
Each oil on heavy copper plate
Each 17 1/8 x 12 inches (43.5 x 30.48 cm)

These paintings are versions of two of three engravings that the Amsterdam artist Jan Harmensz. Muller executed around 1598, which showed a wax statuette of two figures by the Dutch sculptor Adriaen de Vries from two sides and the back. The engravings were well known in their day as virtuoso examples of the Northern Mannerist style.
Besides being an engraver, Jan Harmensz. Muller was also a printer, book publisher and an accomplished painter in the style of the Prague School, of which these two works are examples, possibly by Muller himself.

Cf. Jan Piet Filedt de Kok, Jan Harmensz. Muller as Printmaker, Print Quarterly XI, no. 3, 1994, 223-264; Ibid., XI, no. 4, 1994, 357-378; ibid., XII, no. 1, 1995, 3-29, with further literature on Muller and de Vries's now lost wax statuette.
Cf. also Frits Scholten et al., Adriaen de Vries, exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam and traveling, 1999-2000, passim and especially p. 275, nos. 62a, b, and c.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

A few scattered small paint losses on one one of the works. Scattered light spots of surface soiling on both.

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $5,937 (includes buyer's premium)

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