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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 15

    Follower of Quinten Massys

    The Madonna of the Cherries

    Price Realised  


    Follower of Quinten Massys
    The Madonna of the Cherries
    oil on panel
    84.5 x 64.8 cm.
    traces of an Antwerp stamp and an old inventory number '175' and date '1540' on the reverse

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    The present composition is based on a lost original by Massys of circa 1529. Numerous versions exist including the painting by possibly the studio of Massys in the Mauritshuis, The Hague, on loan from the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (see Friedländer, 1967-76, 7, p. 68, no. 67). Another version was sold with Christie's, New York, 17 October 2006, lot 11.

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    In the family of the present owners since the 1970s.