Johann Jakob WALTHER (Strasbourg 1604-1676)

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Johann Jakob WALTHER (Strasbourg 1604-1676)
Two Merops each on a small branch, also known as European Bee-eater. Watercolor and gouache. Captioned in the upper right corner in German in a beautiful calligraphy richly decorated with pen and brown ink Merops Alter. 25,3 x 40 cm. Slightly insolated. The beautiful calligraphy accompanying the drawing of the Merops, as well as the following one, can be compared to the one that captions the Owl and the Rattle by Johann Jakob Walther in the Cabinet des Estampes et des Dessins in Strasbourg. Presumed provenance: (After Louise Beaumont-Maillet, the Florilegium of Nassau-Idstein by Johann Walter. Chapter Un artiste strasbourgeois, pp. 72-79 - Bibliothèque Nationale 1993). 1 - Former collection of Claude Aubriet (1665 - 1742), miniaturist painter and natural history draftsman; his sale in 1742; 2 - Guillaume - Chrétien Lamoignon de Malherbe (1721 - 1794) for a part; the other, acquired by Michel Begon, passed in 1770 in the collection of the king; 3 - Sale in Leipzig around 1922; 4 - Acquired by a Parisian amateur who gives his plates, or a part of them, to the museums of Strasbourg. Expert : DUBOIS Patrice
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