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    Sale 3066

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - including Dutch Impressionism

    15 - 16 November 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 59

    Netherlandish School, c. 1540-50

    The judgement of a soul

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Netherlandish School, c. 1540-50
    The judgement of a soul
    oil on panel
    42.2 x 27.9 cm.


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    The extraordinary iconography of a single soul being judged in a contemporary Flemish landscape is seldom in paintings and probably derives from Books of Hours. Apart from a painting by Lucas Cranach I in the Museum der Bildende Kunste, Leipzig, the theme is represented in the Rohan Book of Hours of 1415-16 (Bibliotheque National, Paris) and the Katharina van Kleef Book of Hours (Pierpont Morgan Library, New York) (see S. Balace and A. de Poorter, op. cit., p. 281).

    Literature

    S. Balace and A. de Poorter, Tussen Hemel en Hel. Sterven in de middeleeuwen, 600-1600, Brussels, 2010, p. 281, no. 165, ill. p. 172.


    Exhibited

    Brussels, Jubelparkmuseum, Tussen Hemel en Hel. Sterven in de middeleeuwen, 2 December 2010 – 24 April 2011.