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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 122

    Circle of Bernard van Orley (Brussels c. 1488-1541)

    The Sacrifice of Isaac

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Bernard van Orley (Brussels c. 1488-1541)
    The Sacrifice of Isaac
    inscribed 'IN DVMO·CADITVR·ARIES·QVI·CORNUU'·HEBET' (lower centre) and 'ISAC FILIUS ABRAHAM' (on Isaac's collar)
    oil on panel, lozenge
    17 x 17¾ in. (43.2 x 45.1 cm.)
    with the coat-of-arms (Azure, a chevron Or; lower left)


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    This unusual lozenge format tended to be primarily used for heraldic paintings - see for example the panel attributed to Pieter Pourbus of The Circumcision, designed for the Rhetoricians of Leffinge near Ostend and now in the Royal Collection (see L. Campbell, Earlier Flemish Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, Cambridge, 1985, pp.109-111, no. 70, pl. 84).

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