Caesar van Everdingen Trompe l'Oeil with a Bust of Venus
Visitabile tra Sala 15
This is a trompe-l’oeil, or trick of the eye. It is supposed to look as if a marble bust of Venus has been placed above the door. In order to mislead the viewer, some ‘real’ details have been added: a pink shawl and wreaths of periwinkle.
This Venus formed a pair with a bust of Adonis (now in Cape Town). They are the only two still-lifes by the history painter Van Everdingen, and they probably hung in his home.
Caesar van Everdingen (Alkmaar 1617/1618 - 1678 Alkmaar)
Trompe l'Oeil with a Bust of Venus
Materiale e dettagli tecnici
60.8 x 74 cm
Signed and dated
linksonder: CVE ANo.16.65. CVE ineen
Estate of the painter, Alkmaar, 1678; sale Amsterdam, De Leth, 26 September 1763, lot 50 or 51; sale London, Christie’s, 18 February 1927, lot 131, to Warner; W.S. Traill, Bushmills Antrim, Ireland; sale London, 6 February 1936, lot 115, to Bloch; Vitale Bloch, London, 1936; Mr A. Staring, Vorden, 1939-1980; bequeathed to his widow, Mrs J.H.M. Staring-de Mol van Otterloo, Vorden, 1980; gift of Mrs J.H.M. Staring-de Mol van Otterloo, Vorden, 1992
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