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Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (Flemish, 1773-1839), Two Framed Drawings: Woman with A Poet Holding a
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Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (Flemish, 1773-1839)

Two Framed Drawings: Woman with A Poet Holding a Lyre and Dion's Widow, Imprisoned by Calippus, Entreats Him to Save her Infant Son
Each bearing the artist's monogram stamp (Lugt, 1881) l.r. or l.l.
Each ink and wash highlighted with white on tan or blue paper, sight sizes to 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (9.0 x 13.5 cm).
Condition: Rippling, foxing, not examined out of frames.

N.B. According to Lugt, the stamp that we see on these two works was affixed to van Bree's drawings remaining in his studio after his death.
Condition
Condition: Framed dimensions are:

Poet with an eglomise mat, frame is 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 inches.

Dion's Widow frame is 6 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 inches, framed without glass.

The Story of Dion's Widow: Dion was the tyranical ruler of Syracuse. Dion’s wife, Arete, and sister, Aristomache, discovered the soldier Callippus’s plot against Dion, but Dion was grieving his young son's accidental death and did not take action. Arete and Aristomache further inquired about the plot against Dion, and when Callippus discovered this, he approached them and told them that he would prove his loyalty. They demanded Callippus take the Great Oath, involving a ceremony in Persephone’s temple, which he did. But, following the ceremony, Callippus broke his vow and stabbed Dion to death, taking control of Syracuse.

Callippus’s hold on Syracuse was tenuous. Friends of Dion attempted an unsuccessful revolt against him. Callippus had Arete and Aristomache thrown in prison, where Arete gave birth to Dion’s son. Due to his increasing unpopularity, Callippus did not have Dion's son killed, despite the danger he posed.


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Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (Flemish, 1773-1839), Two Framed Drawings: Woman with A Poet Holding a

Estimate $600 - $800
Mar 17, 2022
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Starting Price $300
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0208: Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (Flemish, 1773-1839), Two Framed Drawings: Woman with A Poet Holding a

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Est. $600 - $800Starting Price $300
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Lot 0208 Details

Description
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Mattheus Ignatius van Bree (Flemish, 1773-1839)

Two Framed Drawings: Woman with A Poet Holding a Lyre and Dion's Widow, Imprisoned by Calippus, Entreats Him to Save her Infant Son
Each bearing the artist's monogram stamp (Lugt, 1881) l.r. or l.l.
Each ink and wash highlighted with white on tan or blue paper, sight sizes to 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (9.0 x 13.5 cm).
Condition: Rippling, foxing, not examined out of frames.

N.B. According to Lugt, the stamp that we see on these two works was affixed to van Bree's drawings remaining in his studio after his death.
Condition
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Condition: Framed dimensions are: <br><br><i>Poet</b></i></u> with an eglomise mat, frame is 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1 inches.<br><br><i>Dion's Widow</b></i></u> frame is 6 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 3/4 inches, framed without glass.<br><br>The Story of Dion's Widow: Dion was the tyranical ruler of Syracuse. Dion&#8217;s wife, Arete, and sister, Aristomache, discovered the soldier Callippus&#8217;s plot against Dion, but Dion was grieving his young son's accidental death and did not take action. Arete and Aristomache further inquired about the plot against Dion, and when Callippus discovered this, he approached them and told them that he would prove his loyalty. They demanded Callippus take the Great Oath, involving a ceremony in Persephone&#8217;s temple, which he did. But, following the ceremony, Callippus broke his vow and stabbed Dion to death, taking control of Syracuse.<br><br>Callippus&#8217;s hold on Syracuse was tenuous. Friends of Dion attempted an unsuccessful revolt against him. Callippus had Arete and Aristomache thrown in prison, where Arete gave birth to Dion&#8217;s son. Due to his increasing unpopularity, Callippus did not have Dion's son killed, despite the danger he posed.<br><br><br>Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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