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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 309

    Circle of Joos van Cleve (?Cleve c. 1485-1540/1 Antwerp)

    The Holy Family

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Joos van Cleve (?Cleve c. 1485-1540/1 Antwerp)
    The Holy Family
    Joos van Cleve's prime version of this composition is in the Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire.
    oil on panel, transferred to canvas
    17 7/8 x 12 ¾ in. (45.4 x 32.4 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Leon Hirch, New York; (†), American Art Association, New York, 29 January 1914, lot 12, as Joos van Cleve.
    Aaron Augustus Healy (1850-1921), by whom given in 1914 to
    The Brooklyn Museum, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Brooklyn Museum, New York, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund


    Literature

    'Notes,' The Brooklyn Museum Quarterly, March 1914, I, no. 1, p. 77.
    M.J. Friedländer, Die altniederländische Malerei, Berlin, 1934, IX, no. 64d, pp. 42-43, 137.
    M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Leiden, 1967-1976, IX, part I, no. 64d, pp. 64, plate 81.
    J.O. Hand, Joos van Cleve: The Complete Paintings, New Haven and London, p. 153, no. 63.6.


    Exhibited

    New York, The Brooklyn Museum, Loan Exhibition of Brooklyn Art Treasures and Original Drawings by American Artists, 1924, no. 30.