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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    Studio of Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)

    The Betrayal of Christ

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    Studio of Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp 1593-1678)
    The Betrayal of Christ
    oil on canvas, unlined
    57¾ x 68¼ in. (146.6 x 173.3 cm.)

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    There is a sketch of this composition attributed to Jacob Jordaens in the Statens Museum, Copenhagen, and a painting catalogued as Studio of Jordaens in the Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, which, together with this painting, are likely to relate to an as yet untraced original by Jordaens. Late in his career Jordaens was commissioned by the King of Sweden to execute a series of paintings depicting the Passion of Christ, none of which have been traced; this commission may provide the lost original for this composition.

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