Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
Phone +49 (0)8531 - 18 15 | Fax +49 (0)8531 - 133 00
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Möbel·Europäisches Kunsthandwerk·Gemälde

Hendrick Bloemaert

1601/02 - Utrecht – 1672

GRANIDA AND DAIFILO

Oil on Canvas 

99.5 x 127.5 cm

signed lower left: “H. Bloemaert fec. 1634”

Provenance:
Private collection Germany

Literature:
Marcel Roethlisberger “Abraham Bloemaert and his sons”, fig. 625, cat. 452.

Expertise:
Prof. M. Roethlisberger, Dec. 2012

Granida and Daifilo were lovers from the Dutch pastoral play “Granida” (1605) by Pieter Hooft. Granida, the daughter of an eastern king, betrothed to Prince Tisiphernes, lost her way while out hunting. She came upon a shepherd Daifilo and his mistress Dorilea who had just quarrelled. Daifilo fetched water for the princess to drink and fell in love with her. He followed her to court and, after several turns in the story, they fled to the woods together to live a pastoral life. Daifilo was taken prisoner by one of Granida’s several suitors. They were finally reunited after the intervention of Tisiphernes who yielded his claim to her. The play set a fashion for pastoral idyll in the Netherlands and long remained popular.

Kunsthandel Peter Mühlbauer
Schloss Schoenburg | 94060 Pocking, Bavaria - Germany
Phone +49 (0)8531 - 18 15 | Fax +49 (0)8531 - 133 00
petermuehlbauer@t-online.de | www.kunsthandel-muehlbauer.com

Hendrick Bloemaert

1601/02 - Utrecht – 1672

GRANIDA AND DAIFILO

Oil on Canvas 

99.5 x 127.5 cm

signed lower left: “H. Bloemaert fec. 1634”

Provenance:
Private collection Germany

Literature:
Marcel Roethlisberger “Abraham Bloemaert and his sons”, fig. 625, cat. 452.

Expertise:
Prof. M. Roethlisberger, Dec. 2012

Granida and Daifilo were lovers from the Dutch pastoral play “Granida” (1605) by Pieter Hooft. Granida, the daughter of an eastern king, betrothed to Prince Tisiphernes, lost her way while out hunting. She came upon a shepherd Daifilo and his mistress Dorilea who had just quarrelled. Daifilo fetched water for the princess to drink and fell in love with her. He followed her to court and, after several turns in the story, they fled to the woods together to live a pastoral life. Daifilo was taken prisoner by one of Granida’s several suitors. They were finally reunited after the intervention of Tisiphernes who yielded his claim to her. The play set a fashion for pastoral idyll in the Netherlands and long remained popular.

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