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Premier Auction - Session I - February 3, 2023

Fri, Feb 3, 2023 09:00AM EST
Lot 609

Cornelis Danckerts the Elder, Satire of Tulip Mania

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

(Dutch, circa 1603-1656)

Floraes Gecks-Kap Afbeeldinge van 't wonderlijcke Iaer van 1637 doen d'eene Geck d'ander uytbroeyde, de Luy Rijck sonder goet, en Wijs sonder verstant waeren., after a drawing by Pieter Nolpe (1613–1653), Hendrick Focken (1650-1688), publisher, circa 1637, engraving, sheet 18-1/4 x 22-1/2 in.; modern frame, 28-5/8 x 32-3/4 in.

Note: A satire on Tulip mania, people who had invested in tulip bulbs and failed to realize their mistake; in the center a tent in the shape of a fool's cap, background right, the figure of Flora departing on a donkey, foreground right, peasants joyfully bending over a basket with a crop of tulips and tulip bulbs, foreground left, peasants carrying tulips and transporting earth, bulbs and tulips in a wheel-barrow, background left, figure of a devil brandishing a rod with fool's cap and paper bonds. - The British Museum

Provenance: Private Collection, Raleigh, North Carolina [[europeanart]]/[[old-master]]


hinged in, creases or folds with pin sized holes, small tears at edges with one, upper right slightly into image, small areas or chipping at edges