photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle
This painting is signed in monogram, bottom right. Can anyone suggest who 'D. C. G.' might be? The collection has no further information on the artist.
No ideas. Other than it, or something similar ('Still life of fruit on silver tray' by 'monogrammist DCG') was auctioned at Stockholms Auktionsverk, Stockholm on 28/4/1987, which might be a clue to provenance (but probably isn't).
Diana Glauber (11 January 1650, Utrecht – c. 1721, Hamburg), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.
According to Houbraken, she was the daughter of the Amsterdam chemist Johann Rudolph Glauber, and the sister of the painters Jan Gotlief and Johannes Glauber. She was good with portraits and historical allegories, but lost her sight and stopped painting. She was still living in Hamburg while Houbraken was writing.
According to the RKD no works are known,
Please let me see a decent image of the initials - many thanks
Peter, a higher-res image may be forthcoming in due course, but meanwhile I've cropped and manipulated the slightly larger Art UK one to make it a bit clearer (I think). Attached.
We have relayed this request to the collection and will post a higher-resolution detail of the monogram if we are given permission to do so.
A higher-resolution detail of the monogram is attached below.
While something may come from these local discussions, surely RKD should be consulted, or its retired guru Fred G Meijer?
This discussion is now linked to the Continental European before 1800 group.