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Orpheus with beasts and birds

Savery, Roelant (painter)

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Orpheus with beasts and birds


Savery, Roelant (painter) [ULAN info: Dutch painter and printmaker, 1576-1639]







Technique Description

oil on copper


height: 22.6 cm
width: 26.4 cm




bequeathed: Mesman, Daniel 1834 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)


  1. signature
    Position: to right, on rock
    Content: .ROELANT. / SAVERY F:
  2. date
    Position: to right, on rock
    Content: 1622


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 43]
  2. Earp, F.R. (1902) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 178, 179]
  3. (1912) The Principal Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, London? [page: 162]
  4. Gerson, Horst (1960) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, Dutch and Flemish, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 115]
    [comments: pl. 59]
  5. Goodison, J.W. (1967) [Unknown; Illustrated London News; 1960], London
    Source title: Illustrated London News (1960)
    [comments: Christmas Number, reproduced in colour]
  6. (1985) Roelant Savery in Seiner Zeit, Cologne [page: 124, 129]
    [comments: reproduced in colour, p. 124]
  7. Gifford, Melanie (1997) Style and Technique in the Evolution of Naturalism: North Netherlandish Landscape Painting in the Early Seventeenth Century (Excerpt, Doctoral thesis), Maryland [page: 122-323]
    [comments: fig. 63]
  8. Gifford, Melanie (1999) Landscape Painting in the Early 17th Century, Leuven: Peeters [page: 179-188]
    Source title: Le Dessin Sous-Jacent et la Technologie dans la Peinture Colloque XII (
    [comments: reprint of a paper given at the Louvain meeting, 1997, detail reproduced fig. 6]

Accession Number

342 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 1918; Input Date: 2000-02-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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