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Joseph Schwachhofer

Allegory of J.A. Brentano as a protector of the arts with Clio carrying a shied with his name; in the corners a horn of plenty, a rudder, an anchor and a palette, 1812 gedateerd
The Hague, , inv./cat.nr. RKD (BD/0277 - [..]
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Object information
Object category
drawing
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

part of an album amicorum

Support/medium
paper, graphite, pen and brush in black and grey
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (landscape format) 111 x 173 mm
Signature/inscription
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
  • inscription center: GIUS = AUG = / BRENTANO / AMATOR / ET / PROTECTOR / PICTURAE
    bedoeld is de Amsterdamse koopman en kunstverzamelaar Josephus Augustinus Brentano, 1753-1821
  • signed in verso: J. Schwachhofer inv: / Amsterd. 1812
    pen in zwart
  • inscription in verso: Es ist das Vorrecht der Geschichte, und der Kunst dasjenige der vergessen: / heit zu entreisen, was der Achtung und Nachahmung würdig ist! / Handel und Seefarht [sic] sind die Quellen wodurch Kunst und Wissen: / schaft in Niederland blühen, da[?] sie verschaffen dem Manne / von Verstand und Talend [sic] die Mittel, Kunst, und Wissenschaft / zu beschützen, und zu kultivieren; sein eigen Glück da: / durch zu vermehren, und sich Hochachtung und Unsterb: / lichkeit zu [verschaff] erwerben. (Vertaling: Het is het voorrecht der geschiedenis, om van de kunst datgene aan de vergetelheid te ontrukken, dat achting en navolging waardig is! Handel en zeevaart zijn de bronnen waardoor kunt en kennis in Nederland bloeien; ze bieden de man met verstand en talent de middelen om kunst en wetenschap te beschermen en te cultiveren, zijn eigen geluk daardoor te vermeerderen en hoogachting en onsterfelijkheid te verwerven.)
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Joseph Schwachhofer
Date
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1812 (dated) (1812)
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Entered on: 2010-11-24; Last modification: 2015-12-17

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