Landscape with the Discovery of Callisto’s Pregnancy, Cornelis van Poelenburch;  workshop
Cornelis van Poelenburch
Landscape with the Discovery of Callisto’s Pregnancy
Back to top

Cornelis van Poelenburch workshop

Landscape with the Discovery of Callisto’s Pregnancy, ca. 1630 – 1640

16.8 x 22.7 x min. 0.5 cm
maximum depth
1.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1817 as bequest by Johann Georg Grambs
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 10

Work Data

Basic Information

Landscape with the Discovery of Callisto’s Pregnancy
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on oak
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Monogrammiert unten in der Mitte auf einem Stein: C P

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1817 as bequest by Johann Georg Grambs

Work Content

Motifs and References

Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Ovid: Metamorphosen, 2. Buch, Callisto und Arcas, 409-465


  • 92C35211 Diana with her nymphs discovers the pregnancy of Callisto
  • 92C38(QUIVER) attributes of Diana (QUIVER)
  • 92C38(DOG) attributes of Diana (DOG)
  • 31AA235(+2) sitting figure - AA - female human figure (+ back view)
  • 31A25552 index finger forwards, pointing, indicating
  • 31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure
  • 35 pastorals, Arcadian scenes
  • 25II9 landscape with ruins - II - ideal landscapes
  • 25HH2143 pond, pool - HH - ideal landscapes
  • 25HH112 rocks - HH - ideal landscapes
  • 25HH151 deciduous forest - HH - ideal landscapes

Research and Discussion


Object History
Johann Georg Grambs (Städel-Administrator
1756-1817), Frankfurt am Main
Vermächtnis an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 1817.


Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.

The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.

Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:

  • the type of acquisition and/or the way the object changed hands
  • the owner's name and place of residence
  • the date on which it changed hands

The successive ownership records are separated from each other by a semicolon.

Gaps in the record of a provenance are indicated by the placeholder “…”. Unsupported information is listed in square brackets.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the museum at .

Similar works

  • All
  • Motif
  • Picture Elements
  • Association
  • Atmosphere
  • Emotion

More to discover


Do you have any suggestions, questions or information about this work?

Last update