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Herri met de Bles (Bouvignes c. 1480-after 1550)
Herri met de Bles (Bouvignes c. 1480-after 1550)

A panoramic mountain landscape, with an extensive town by a river, Christ with Cleopas and Peter on the Way to Emmaus in the foreground, and the subsequent Supper taking place in a Gothic building beyond

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Herri met de Bles (Bouvignes c. 1480-after 1550)
A panoramic mountain landscape, with an extensive town by a river, Christ with Cleopas and Peter on the Way to Emmaus in the foreground, and the subsequent Supper taking place in a Gothic building beyond
signed with the artist's device of an owl (lower centre, on a tree branch)
oil on panel
22.3/8 x 34 in. (56.9 x 86.3 cm.)
sold with a certificate by Dr. Walther Bernt dated 31 October 1964.
Provenance
Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne.

Lot Essay

Friedländer lists four comparable landscapes depicting the journey to Emmaus by de Bles, see M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, XIII, Antonis Mor and his Contemporaries, ed. H. Pauwels and G. Lemmens with M. Gierts, Leyden, 1975, p. 80, nos. 72-75, plates 37, 38 and 39.
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