15 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 29,800
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
Jan Sanders van Hemessen active Antwerp c. 1519-1556
The Virgin and Child
oil on panel
16½ x 11¾ in. 41.9 x 29.9 cm.
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Please note that the present lot will be accompanied by a copy of a letter from Dr. Max J. Friedländer stating that it is a 'fine Netherlandish painting of a Madonna and Child of circa 1530, probably by the same hand as that in the Heller Collection'. Dr. Friedländer notes similar Madonnas in the collections of the museums in Rotterdam and Utrecht.
Colonel E.L. Bull by 1939, and thence by descent to the present owner.
Please note that M. Jan de Maere has suggested a potential alternative attribution to an artist close to Joos van Cleve, circa 1540.