Jan Punt (1711-1779), after Jacob de Wit (1695-1754), after Pieter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)
[Antique print, engraving and etching] The Triumph of Joseph in Egypt, Ceiling Paintings from the Jesuits’ Church in Antwerp , published 1747, 1 p.
Representation of one of the ceiling Paintings from the Jesuits’ Church in Antwerp designed by Pieter Paul Rubens and destroyed in a fire in 1718. The iconographies were documented among others by Jacob de Wit, then turned into print by Jan Punt around the 1750s. The paintings depict scenes from the Old and the New Testaments. The style adopted by Rubens is reminiscent of the Venetian tradition of the Seicento, where the scenes are seen from below. Also, rather than painting directly on the surface of the ceiling (fresco or other), the artist realized the paintings on canvas, as his lagoon predecessors did with the ‘teleri’.
The present impression is nr. 5 (the present plate is not numbered, possibly a first state) from the set, showing the Triumph of Joseph in Egypt: Joseph in a chariot pulled by four horses, the animal at far left held by a groom by its bridle, two trumpeting putti in the lower right, a classical temple beyond. Within an octagonal frame.
Signed and dated at bottom: P.P. Rubens pinxit in Templo Societ. Jezu Antwerpiae / J de Wit delineavit J. Pun sculpsit 1747.
Antwerp – Rubens – Jesuit Church – Jesuit Order – Old Testament
[NL] In koninklijk gewaad zetelt Jozef in een wagen van Farao. Jozef in de zegewagen, door Farao aangesteld over heel Egypte. Serietitel: Les plat-fonds ou les tableaux des galeries / De plafonds of gallerystukken.
€ 145,20 ( ex. btw) € 120,00