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Diana bathing with her Nymphs
Poelenburch, Cornelis van
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Poelenburch, Cornelis van

Utrecht, 1594 - Utrecht, 1667

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Diana bathing with her Nymphs

Ca. 1624. Oil on copperplate

The scene here unfolds in the foreground, which is occupied by a large rocky outcrop and trees and on the right opens onto a luminous landscape enclosed by mountains in the background. The spatial transition between the dark foreground and luminous background is still somewhat awkward. In the figures the brushwork is smooth and uniform, giving the nudes a pearly appearance, whereas in the landscape elements, especially the rocks, it is more sweeping and expressive.

Compositionally, the work is consonant with the new naturalistic trends in Italianate landscape painting espoused by some of the Flemish and Dutch painters established in Italy in the first third of the seventeenth century.

Van Poelenburch`s oeuvre displays hardly any stylistic evolution from outset to finish and this, coupled with the fact that he rarely dated his works, makes it very difficult to establish a timeline. Salerno (1977) considers the present painting to be a very late work, executed in about 1635, around the same time as Forest with Nymphs bathing (Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, inv. KMSsp 359). Sluijter-Seijffert (1984) initially ascribed it to the early years of the painter`s Roman sojourn, but now dates it towards 1624, during his last years in Rome, on account of stylistic and iconographic similarities with other works from this period, such as The Finding of Moses (Florence, Palazzo Pitti). It is quite possible that this composition was used as a model by Dirck van der Lisse (1607-1669), one of Van Poelenburch`s followers, for Landscape with dancing Satyrs (Florence, Palazzo Pitti, inv. 1200). This picture was among the Museo del Prado paintings selected to be reproduced in the collection of lithographs of pictures belonging to King Ferdinand VII, Colección litográfica de los cuadros del rey de España el señor Fernando VII.

Diana bathing with her Nymphs is listed among the paintings saved from the fire at the Alcázar in Madrid in 1734. As with Landscape with Shepherds near Roman Ruins (P2130), it is misidentified in the Museum catalogues as a work by the artist on the same theme in the Isabella Farnese collection. However, there are two different works: the coppers which belonged to Isabella are marked with their own number and the fleur-de-lis indicating their provenance from the queen`s collection (Posada Kubissa, T.: Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, 2009, p. 310).

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Inventory number
P002129
Author
Poelenburch, Cornelis van
Title
Diana bathing with her Nymphs
Date
Ca. 1624
Technique
Oil
Support
Copperplate
Dimension
Height: 44 cm.; Width: 56 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection (Alcázar, Madrid, 1734; Palacio Real, Madrid, 1772 y 1794; Palacio Real, Madrid, dormitorio de príncipes-pieza octava, 1814-1818, s.n.).

Bibliography +

Inventario de las Pinturas del Museo Hecho a la Muerte del Rey, Madrid, 1834, pp. 66.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Pintura Holandesa del siglo XVII en españa, Universidad, Valladolid, 1973, pp. 39-40 y 337-338.

Bermejo de la Rica, A., La Mitologia en el Museo del Prado, Editora Nacional, Madrid, 1974, pp. 55.

Salerno, Luigi, Pittori di paesaggio del Seicento a Roma = Landscape painter, Ugo Bozzi, Roma, 1977-1980, pp. 227-228.

Claudio de Lorena y el ideal clásico de paisaje en el siglo, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas, Madrid, 1984, pp. 170.

Sluijter-Seijffert, Nicolette, Cornelis van Poelenburch (ca. 1593-1667). Tesis doctoral., Univ. de Leiden, Leiden, 1984, pp. 225.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 511.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº1352.

Aterido Fernández, Ángel, Colecciones de pinturas de Felipe V e Isabel Farnesio: inventarios reales, I, Fundacion de Apoyo de la Historia, Madrid, 2004, pp. 444.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Pintura holandesa en el Museo Nacional del Prado. Catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 111-112.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, El paisaje nórdico en el Prado: Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2011, pp. 135,137,164 / 49.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain. A Paisagem Nórdica do Museu do Prado, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga - INCM - Museo Nacional del Prado, Lisboa, 2013, pp. 135,160 n.49.

Sluijter-Seijffert, Nicolette, Cornelis van Poelenburch 1594/5-1667 : the paintings, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016, pp. 99,f.92,330 n.115.

Other inventories +

Inv. Alcázar, Madrid, 1734. Núm. 1040.
1040-Vna lamina de dos tercias de ancho y media vara de alto sin marco de vn pais y vn baño de ninfas original de Cornelio Colemburg

Inv. Carlos III, Palacio Nuevo, 1772. Núm. 1040.
1040-Otra lamina de dos tercias de largo y dos varas de caida que contienen el baño de Diana registrada por antes original

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Palacio Nuevo, 1794. Núm. 1040.
1040=Dos tercias de largo y mas de media vara de alto: Pais Diana bañandose con sus ninfas y Acteon a distancia

Inv. Fernando VII, Palacio Nuevo, 1814-1818. Núm. s. n..
Dormitorio de Principes [...] Pieza Octava [...] {21763} Vara de largo tres cuartas de alto, Diana bañandose con sus ninfas y Acteon entre las montañas

Museo Real de Pinturas a la muerte de Fernando VII, 1834. Núm. f.418.
Tres cientos noventa y tres. Pais con Diana y Ateón: Diana con sus ninfas sorprendida por Ateón mientras se vaña en un rio formado por una cascada que vaja entre muchos peñascos, catiga la curiosidad de aquel convirtiendolo en ciervo, Cornelio Poelenburgo cobre

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1352.
Poelenburg (Cornelio) / 1352. Diana bañándose con sus ninfas. / Fondo: paisage por donde baja una cascada que / forma al pie de ellas un manso lago. (C.L.) (cobre) / Alto 1 pie, 7 pulg; ancho 2 pies.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1873-1907. Núm. 1531.
1531.-(1352-M.)-Diana bañándose con sus ninfas en / un lago formado por una cascada que baja por entre / unos peñascos. / Col. de Doña Isabel Farnesio, Pal. de San Ildef.-C.L.-F.L. / Alto 0,44; ancho 0,56.-C.

Exhibitions +

Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena. El paisaje nórdico en el Prado
Lisboa
03.12.2013 - 30.03.2014

Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena. El paisaje nórdico en el Prado
Palma de Mallorca
20.06.2013 - 29.09.2013

Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena. El paisaje nórdico en el Prado
Zaragoza
20.12.2012 - 24.02.2013

Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena. El paisaje nórdico en el Prado
Valencia
25.09.2012 - 25.11.2012

Rubens, Brueghel, Lorena. El paisaje nórdico en el Prado
Santiago de Compostela
01.12.2011 - 18.03.2012

Dutch Painters at the Prado
Madrid
03.12.2009 - 11.04.2010

Update date: 03-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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