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Huge Old Master Painting Danae and the Golden Rain Jacob De Backer Cercle



The prestigious expert opinion that has evaluated this monumental painting confirms the attribution to an important Venetian artist of the early 1600s linked to the Flemish painter Jacob de Backer. The original certificate is issued by a distinguished CECOA qualified expert (Expert agréé de la Chambre Européenne des Experts-conseil en œuvre d'Art) and is available on request. From a private collection Wonderful ebonized original frame in near perfect condition. Exportation papers already issued by Belle Arti Italian Office.Ready to be shipped worldwide. Daughter of the king of Argos and Eurydice (but, remember, not Orpheus's), it was her father Acrisius who had her imprisoned because of a premonition he was given. The oracle predicted to Acrisius that he would be killed by his grandson, the son of Danae, and so he imprisoned her to prevent her from ever being with a man. But Zeus fell in love with Danae and found a way to come to her by turning himself into a gold rain, came into her cell and laid with her. Our artist depicts the exact moment when Zeus turns into a golden rain to impregnate our Danae. “Jaques de Backer’s paintings everywhere, are in great demand; they decorate the cabinets or rooms of many lovers of art. Three beautiful pictures are in the collection of Melchior Wintgis at Middelborgh -Adam and Eve, a Charitas, ans a Crucifixion. Jaques (Jacob) de Backer was one of the best colorists Antwerp ever possessed; he had a good method of painting carnation; he produced high lights not merely with with white, but with flesh color itself. He deserves to be praised eternally among the painters“ Karel van Mander


  • Attributed to
    Jacob de Backer (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20.15 in. (51.18 cm)Width: 25.58 in. (64.96 cm)Depth: 1.24 in. (3.14 cm)
  • Style
    Renaissance (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Exportation papers already issued by Belle Arti Italian Office.Ready to be shipped worldwide.
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: EMI 3821stDibs: LU4827222497662

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Rome, Italy
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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