Adriaen van Stalbemt
Antwerp, 1580 – Antwerp, 1662
Diana and her Nymphs bathing after the Chase
Oil on marouflaged and cradled panel
H. 53.3 cm. W. 72.9 cm.
Private collection of Henry Goudet, Geneva, Switserland (as by Jan Brueghel the Elder) by 1953;
Private collection, United Kingdom;
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, Amsterdam, Sale 2370, Old Master Pictures, 6 May 1998, as lot 104;
Private collection, Bremen, Germany
To be compared with the Banquet of the Gods, signed and dated '1622', in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (W. Bernt, The Netherlandish Painters of the Seventeenth Century, 1970, III, fig. 1104). Y. Thierry, Les Peintres Flamands de Paysage, etc., p.227, suggested that Van Stalbemt was only responsible for the staffage in the Dresden picture, which could cast doubt Van Stalbemt's responsability for the landscape in the present picture. However, Dr. U. Härting, in a letter dd. 18 March 1998, confirms that both the landscape and the figures are the work of Van Stalbemt.