Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Fortune Distributing Her Gifts--Right Sheet

Fortune Distributing Her Gifts--Right Sheet

Jan Harmensz. Muller, Dutch, 1571 - 1628. After a painting by Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, Dutch (active Haarlem), 1562 - 1638.

Made in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
Published in Antwerp, Belgium, Europe



Plate: 20 1/16 x 17 11/16 inches (51 x 45 cm) Sheet: 20 3/16 x 17 13/16 inches (51.2 x 45.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

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Currently not on view

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The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the John S. Phillips bequest of 1876 to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman, gifts (by exchange) of Lisa Norris Elkins, Bryant W. Langston, Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White, with additional funds contributed by John Howard McFadden, Jr., Thomas Skelton Harrison, and the Philip H. and A.S.W. Rosenbach Foundation, 1985

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Fortune controlled the fates of gods, heroes, and common men in classical mythology and religion. In the Netherlands in the sixteenth century, Fortune was also believed to play an important role in governing the risk-taking international ventures of the expanding merchant class.