Tazzaschaal met Saul en David

Tazzaschaal met Saul en David

In this period, the young silversmith Paulus van Vianen still relied heavily on work by other artists. The interior in which David is playing the harp to King Saul is taken from a drawing based on Hans Vredeman’s book from 1560. Its composition is not original either, but refers back to a carving by Frans Floris from 1555. Technically speaking, the scene is skilfully raised from the silver, but the stiff landscape and the renaissance features of the building are old-fashioned and lack the exquisite refinement seen a decade later in the piece Paulus van Vianen created for Emperor Rudolf II in Prague.

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In this period, the young silversmith Paulus van Vianen still relied heavily on work by other artists. The interior in which David is playing the harp to King Saul is taken from a drawing based on Hans Vredeman’s book from 1560. Its composition is not original either, but refers back to a carving by Frans Floris from 1555. Technically speaking, the scene is skilfully raised from the silver, but the stiff landscape and the renaissance features of the building are old-fashioned and lack the exquisite refinement seen a decade later in the piece Paulus van Vianen created for Emperor Rudolf II in Prague.

Now in the museum in Collectie Centraal

Title

Tazzaschaal met Saul en David

Artist

Paulus van Vianen (Utrecht 1570 ca. - 1613 Praag)

Dating

ca. 1595

Material and technique

zilver

Object number

12705

Object type

tazzaschaal

Acquisition

aankoop met steun van de Vereniging Rembrandt 1960

Dimensions

diameter 23 cm

gewicht 259 gr

gehalte

Inscriptions and markings

  • herkeuringsteken onderzijde : Franse pijlenbundel met bijl in het midden

  • signatuur onderzijde, l.o. : PAULUS. DE. VIANA. FE.

More of the same motif

historie, O.T., Saul en David

Documentation

  • Adam, Paulus en Christiaen van Vianen; leven en werk, A.L. den Blaauwen, (Leiden, 1957), pp. 16-17

  • Catalogue des tableaux, antiquités, objets d'art [...], 1951-07-3/10, (Amsterdam, 1951-07-03/10), cat. nr. 1223, p. 64, met afb.

  • Catalogus van de numismatische tentoonstelling, (Amsterdam, 1946), cat. nr. 542

Exhibitions

  • Collectie Centraal, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2023

  • De wereld van Utrecht. Topstukken uit vijf collecties, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2016 - 2022

  • Het nieuwe ambacht. Iris van Herpen en haar inspiratie, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 2011

Persistent url

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https://hdl.handle.net/21.12130/collect.1DB0CFC0-C91C-41C0-AAD8-B9A751E14703

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