Jacob de Wit

Allegory of Government: Wisdom Defeating Discord



Jacob de Wit - Allegory of Government: Wisdom Defeating Discord

Literature

Walter Liedtke, Dutch paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New Haven, 2007, nr. 218 info


Provenance

the artist, Jacob de Wit, Amsterdam, 1738–died 1754
his estate sale, Amsterdam, 10 March 1755, nr. 126, as a ceiling sketch for the Stadhuis in The Hague
with Georges Hoentschel, Paris, until 1906, sold to Morgan
J. Pierpont Morgan, New York, 1906

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 07.225.296

Other works by Jacob de Wit


Jacob de Wit The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
1747

Jacob de Wit Flora and Zephyr
Flora and Zephyr
1743

Jacob de Wit Allegory of the Arts (Sketch for a Ceiling Painting)
Allegory of the Arts (Sketch for a Ceiling Painting)
1742

Jacob de Wit Truth and Wisdom assist History in writing
Truth and Wisdom assist History in writing
1754

Jacob de Wit
Allegory of Government: Wisdom Defeating Discord
1738
51.1 x 39.1 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1906