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Venus in the Forge of Vulcan

Anonymous, German, 17th century
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Johann Matthias Kager (German, Munich 1575–1634 Augsburg)
ca. 1605
Pen and black ink, gray wash, heightened with white (partially oxidized)
9-5/8 x 6-3/8 in. (24.5 x 16.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Katrin Bellinger, 1998
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Verso, bottom center, in pen and black ink: Gillot. Vt(?) 1901 (?)
(and below, in graphite): 1998.41.4
Verso, bottom right, in graphite: (?) Gillot 9=1u (?)
Mount, recto, bottom left, in graphite: 1998.41.4 KAGER

Marking: Watermark: four-part coat of arms with bishop's attributes
Verso, bottom right, sticker with: 345
Verso, bottom right, within a rectangle, collector's mark (?): A Wurzbach
Dr. Alfred Ritter von Wurzbach-Tannenberg (Lemberg 1845–1915 Vienna); Donor: Gift of Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel, Munich Vendor: Sale, Galerie Bassenge (Berlin)28 Nov., 1997, Auction no.70, lot no.5461
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," May 5, 1998–September 14, 1998.

Johann Mathias Kager, Stadtmaler von Augsburg. Munich, 1980, p. 10.

Galerie Bassenge Zeichnungen des Deutschen Barock. Sale cat. Auction 70, Berlin, November 28, 1997, cat. no. 5461, fig. no. p.23, p. 22, ill.

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