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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    Follower of Pieter Coecke van Aelst

    The Lamentation

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    Follower of Pieter Coecke van Aelst
    The Lamentation
    inscribed 'SVSTER...', and with an indistinct emblem (lower left)
    oil on panel
    21 x 17½ in. (53.4 x 44.5 cm.)

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    We are grateful to Jan van Helmont for noting from a photograph that the emblem in the present work appears to be a master's sign, housemark or monogram, rather than a coat-of-arms. The four snakes entwined perhaps refer to a hospital order of sisters ('SVSTER'); such snakes are the sign of Aesculapus (medical care).

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