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Apollo and Marsyas; Tmolus, nearly nude, seated beneath a tree to left, two nude women and Midas standing next to him with donkey's ears, Apollo at right, his lyre on the ground, Marsyas seated playing his pipe at the bottom of a hill at right near a satyr family. c.1640
Black chalk and bodycolour, heightened with white, on grey paper (three conjoined strips)
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- 1640 (c.)
Height: 497 millimetres
Width: 690 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This sheet is probably the modello for the painting 'The Judgement of Midas' by Jordaens (or his studio); in 1958 art market Munich; sold at Sotheby's London, 24 March 1965, lot 122; then in the private collection of Paul Ackermann in Stuttgart (see R.A. d'Hulst, 1961, pp.34-36, fig.6 and exh.cat. 'Weltkunst aus Privatbesitz', 1968, no.F.20, fig.13); in 2015 in English private collection. This painting shows some variations: the nymphs are more heavily veiled and the child on the right has been turned into a satyr.
The figure of Apollo also appears in the painting 'Nymphs cutting off Pan's beard' by Jordaens, dated around 1640, now in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, inv.no.849.
Literature: Hind, II, pp.112-113, no.11 (as 'The Judgement of Midas' and 'ascribed to Jordaens'); R.A. d'Hulst, 1956, pp.201, 354, cat.no.84, fig.132; R.A. d'Hulst, 1961, pp.29-36, fig.5; R.A. d'Hulst, 'Jordaens Drawings', I, London-New York, 1974, cat.no.A140, pp.231-233, fig.153 (as Jordaens); J. van der Auwera et al., 'Jordaens and the Antique', exh.cat. Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts Brussels and Museumslandschaft Kassel, Brussels, 2012, cat.no.113 (as Jordaens).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1978 Jun-Sep, Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, 'Jordaens', no. 34
2013, Mar-Jun, Kassel, Museumlandschaft Hessen, 'Jordaens & the Antique'
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