30 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
Circle of Christoph Daniel Schenck (Constance 1633-1691)
A carved boxwood relief of Mary Magdalene, circa 1675
8 1/8 x 5½ in. (20.5 x 14 cm.)
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Dr. Christian Theuerkauff of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin, originally identified the present relief as a work from the circle of Schenck (letter to Julius Held, 21 January 1991). An identical relief is in the collections of the Hermitage, St. Petersburg and another is in the Stift Kremsmünster.
C. Mesenzeva, B. Lohse, 'Unbekannte Arbeiten Christoph Daniel Schencks und seines Kreises', Das Münster, XXXV, 3, 1982, p. 209 ff.
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