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    Sale 2795

    Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 7

    Follower of Lucas Cranach

    Judith with the head of Holofernes

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Lucas Cranach
    Judith with the head of Holofernes
    oil on panel
    20.6 x 15.4 cm


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    Provenance

    with A. de Heuvel, Brussels.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1928.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1948.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Literature

    C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 86, as school of Lucas Cranach I.
    Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 74, no. 492, illustrated, as Manner of Lucas Cranach I.


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Jacques Goudstikker Gallery, Catalogue des Nouvelles Acquisitions de la Collection Goudstikker, May-July 1928, no. 34, no. 10, illustrated, as Lucas Cranach I.
    Rotterdam, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 22 December 1928-6 January 1929, no. 14, as Lucas Cranach I.
    Amsterdam, Jacques Goudstikker Gallery, Catalogue de la Collection Goudstikker d'Amsterdam, 12 January-28 February 1929, no. 14, as Lucas Cranach I.
    Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum, on loan.