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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 198

    Studio of Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)

    The Holy Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and Angels, a forest landscape with a clifftop fortress beyond

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    Studio of Lucas Cranach I (Kronach 1472-1553 Weimar)
    The Holy Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and Angels, a forest landscape with a clifftop fortress beyond
    with monogram 'LC' and date '15[12?]' (centre left, on the cliff)
    oil on panel
    16 3/8 x 11¼ in. (41.6 x 28.6 cm.)


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    The composition of the three figures relates closely to the Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist under an apple tree, datable to circa 1535, in the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe. A similar canopy is employed in the Virgin and Child before a curtain held by two Angels, datable to circa 1520, in the Mauritshuis, The Hague. We are grateful to Dr. Dieter Koepplin for confirming that this is by 'a good pupil or workshop of Cranach, c. 1525'.

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    Provenance

    Ante Mimara; sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 9 November 1954, lot 7.