Lucas CRANACH le jeune (1515-1586)

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Lucas CRANACH le jeune (1515-1586)
Lucas CRANACH the young (1515-1586) To bid on this lot, please register with the firm. No DrouotLive for this lot. In order to bid on this lot, please register with the auction house. No Live bidding. Venus and the Love thief of honey Theocritus Idyll XIX Oil on panel, reinforced 51 x 35 cm (Cracks, slight accidents) Signed with the dragon with wings lying down in the upper left corner (restorations) Provenance : Prince Demidoff Collection Its sale on January 13, 1863, n° 31- Allegorical subject. Cupid as a child has taken a honeycomb, and as he tastes it, the bees wound him with their stings. It is thus of the voluptuousness; it lasts little and it is often mixed with bitter pains. Collection count of Lambertye Its sale on April 18, 868, n° 11 Collection M. Payelle, Paris Sale Paris, 23 June 1978, n°48, repr. Exhibition : 1956, Paris, Orangerie des Tuileries, Le Cabinet de l'Amateur, n° 29. We thank Dr. Dieter Koepplin who, in a letter dated August 18, 2022, confirmed the autograph character of this work and the date of the 1540s/1550s, and compared it to no. 398A of the Friedländer and Rosenberg catalog, 1978/79 edition, a work kept in Nuremberg at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.
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