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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 115

    Circle of Goswijn van der Weyden (Brussels c. 1465 - after 1538 Antwerp)

    The Family of Mary Cleophas and Alpheus

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Goswijn van der Weyden (Brussels c. 1465 - after 1538 Antwerp)
    The Family of Mary Cleophas and Alpheus
    oil on panel
    39 x 27¼ in. (99 x 69.3 cm.)


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    The iconography derives from late medieval theology and is found in the Golden Legend, which stated that Anne, the mother of the Virgin, married three times, having by each marriage a child named Mary: first to Joachim, the father of the Virgin; second to Cleophas (or Clopas), by whom she had Mary the wife of Alpheus and mother of the Apostle James the Less, Saint James the Just (or Barsabus), and the Apostles Simon Zelotes and Judas Thaddaeus; and third to Salome, by whom she had Mary the wife of Zebedee and mother of the Apostles James the Greater and John the Evangelist.

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    Provenance

    with Blakeslee Galleries, New York; American Art Association, New York, 21-23 April 1915, lot 70, as Coswin van der Weyden.
    William Evarts Benjamin; (+) Kende Galleries, New York, 29-30 October 1943, lot 276, as attributed to Coswin van der Weyden.
    N. Katz; (+) Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 7 December 1950, lot 71, as Goswin van der Weyden.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 8 December 1984, lot 304, as Goeswin van der Weyden, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    Charleroi, 1911.