31 October 2017
Antwerp School, 16th Century
The magus Balthazar
oil on panel, a fragment, laid down on board
14 x 10 3/8 in. (35.6 x 26.3 cm.)
with Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, New York, where acquired by the present owner in 1997.
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A tree ring analysis performed by Peter Klein (20 February 1998) indicates that the tree from which the panel was made was felled at the earliest in 1479 and that a creation date of 1494 on is probable for the painting.
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