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    Sale 3066

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - including Dutch Impressionism

    15 - 16 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 11

    Circle of Jan Gossart, called Mabuse (Maubeuge 1478-1532 Middelburg)

    Christ falling under the Cross

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    Circle of Jan Gossart, called Mabuse (Maubeuge 1478-1532 Middelburg)
    Christ falling under the Cross
    oil on panel, shaped top
    31.7 x 26.1 cm.

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    This rediscovered picture may have formed part of a dismembered polyptych of The Passion of Christ, whose authorship is not known, though the style shows affinities with both Bernard van Orley (c. 1488-1548) and Jan Gossaert. It has traditionally been attributed to Bernard van Orley and was in the collection Th. Blumberger, Cologne, until 1911. Three other panels of similar dimensions with an arched top and presumed to be from the same series, have been offered with Christie’s, London, as works from the circle of Jan Gossaert: The Betrayal of Christ (16 April 1999, lot 93) and Christ before Pontius Pilate, and Christ nailed to the Cross (17 December 1999, lot 122). Friedländer reproduced two similar works in his catalogue devoted to the works of Jan Gossaert: a Crucifixion, formerly in the Stillwell collection, New York, and a Deposition, formerly in the R. Trautmann collection, Madrid (see M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Jan Gossaert and Bernard van Orley, Leyden and Brussels, VIII, 1972, p. 93, nos. 16 and 17, pl. 23), where the attribution to Gossaert is being questioned.


    Th. Blumberger; his sale, Lempertz, Cologne, 31 October 1911, lot 153, as Bernard van Orley.
    Acquired in Brussels by the grandfather of the present owner, 1915.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the artist should read Studio of Jan Gossart (1478-1532).
    We are grateful to Peter van den Brink for attributing the picture with certainty to the studio of Jan Gossart upon inspection of the original on 11 October 2016.

    Pre-Lot Text