30 April 2010
Circle of Pieter Coecke van Aelst I (Aelst 1502-1550 Brussels)
A triptych: central panel: The Adoration of the Magi; wings: The Adoration of the Shepherds; and The Presentation in the Temple
oil on panel
central panel: 35 x 22½ in. (88.9 x 57.2 cm.); wings 35½ x 9 7/8 in. (90.2 x 25.1 cm.)
Von Waldhausen, Gersfeld.
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This triptych derives from an altarpiece by Pieter Coecke van Aelst I in the Church of St. Plechelmus, Oldenzaal (see M.J. Friedländer, Jan van Scorel and Pieter Coeck van Aelst, XII, Leyden, 1975, p. 104, figs. 72-3).
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