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Fire from a Set of Elements: C.341-1991

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Titles

Fire from a Set of Elements

Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)
After Goltzius, Hendrik (Printmaker)

Description

Muff glass decorated en grisaille with details etched with a needle. Fire is shown as a full length, long-haired classical figure. He wears a cuirass-like tunic with short sleeves, short breeches with the right leg rolled up, and a billowing voluminous cloak. In his raised left hand he holds a flame and in his right, a grenade, shown as a sphere with four flames issuing from it. On the ground on the left there is a salamander in a fire, and on the right further back, a small crowd of robed figures and one kneeling before an altar with a flaming sacrifice on it, creating a pall of smoke. In an oval lead with a suspension loop at the top.

Notes

History note: Purchased at Christie's, 25th July, 1924; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 18.5 cm
Height: 24.5 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

Late 16th Century
Early 17th Century
Circa 1575 CE - 1630 CE

Note

The figure was derived from a print by Goltzius, see Illustrated Bartsch, Vol. 3, 1980, Le Feu from The Elements engraved by a student of Goltzius under his direction 'H. Goltzuis execudebat A.o 1586'.

School or Style

Flemish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of paint

Materials used in production

Glass

Techniques used in production

Staining : Oval panel, decorated en grisaille with details etched with a needle
Grisaille

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.341-1991
Primary reference Number: 28215
Packing number: EWA 814
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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