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Abraham and David Roentgen were renowned German cabinetmakers whose workshop was famed throughout Europe for its exquisite marquetry work and complex mechanical devices. Lavishly embellished and expertly crafted, the Apollo clock is one of the best-known pieces of Roentgen furniture.
This clock, from Roentgen-Museum, Neuwied, is featured in the exhibition Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens (on view October 30, 2012–January 27, 2013).
David Roentgen: Long-Case Clock
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Christina of Lorraine (1565-1637, married Ferdinand I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany 1589)
Jean-Louis de Nogaret de Lavalette, Duke of Épernon, colonel general of infantry (1554-1642)
Jean-Louis de Nogaret de la Valette, Duke of Épernon, colonel general of infantry (1554-1642)
Henry IV, King of France (b. 1553, r. 1589-1610)
Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586-1612)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 532
Signature: (upside down, below tranche of shoulder) G.DVPRE.F.1618Inscription: (in margin) PETRVS IEANNIN.REG[is]. CHRIST[ianissimi].A.SECR[etis].CONS[iliarius].ET.SAC[ri].AERA[rii].PRAEF[ectus]. (Pierre Jeannin, member of the privy council of the most Christian King and superintendent of finances)
Adalbert von Lanna (until 1911; sale, Lepke's, Berlin, vol. 3, no. 412, pl. 29) ; Henry Oppenheimer (until 1936; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, July 28, 1936, no. 320; sold to MMA)
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