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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 19

    Antwerp School, c. 1520-30

    A Triptych: Saint Luke painting the Virgin; The Virgin and Child and the Holy Spirit; and A male donor before a landscape; A skull on the outer faces

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    Antwerp School, c. 1520-30
    A Triptych: Saint Luke painting the Virgin; The Virgin and Child and the Holy Spirit; and A male donor before a landscape; A skull on the outer faces
    oil on panel, arched top, in an integral frame
    central panel: 44.1 x 33 cm.; left wing: 44.2 x 16.4 cm.; right wing: 44 x 16.1 cm.


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    It has been suggested the artist may have worked in the circle of the Master of the Antwerp Adoration (active in Antwerp circa 1500-20). The triptych served as an epitaph, and regarding the monk depicted on the right wing, must have been ordered by a Benedictine.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the father of the present owners in the 1970s; thence by descent.