Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht c.1597/8-1671)
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Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht c.1597/8-1671)

Saint Luke the Evangelist

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Jan van Bijlert (Utrecht c.1597/8-1671)
Saint Luke the Evangelist
oil on canvas
93.6 x 77.4 cm.
Provenance
Cornelis Apostool, Amsterdam; Christie's, London, 23 March 1822, lot 7.
R.P. Attenborough, Haydon House, London; Christie's, London, 19 November 1926, lot 109.
with Th. Ward, London, 1926.
with Schwagermann, Schiedam, 1932 from whom bought by the grandfather of the present owner.
Literature
G. Isarlo, Caravage et le Caravagisme Europeen, Aix-en-Provence, 1941, p. 90.
G.J. Hoogewerff, Jan van Bijlert, Schilder van Utrecht (1598-1671), Oud Holland, LXXX, 1965, no. 19.
B. Nicolson, The International Caravaggesque Movement, Oxford, 1979, p. 27.
B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, ed. L. Vertova, Turin, 1990, I, p. 71.
P. Huys-Janssen, Jan van Bijlert, 1597/98-1671, London, 1998, p. 106, no. 29 and p. 230, pl. 7.
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Lot Essay

The present lot was originaly part of four paintings representing the Evangelists. Saint John is in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht; Saint Matthew in the Ulster Museum, Belfast; the present whereabouts of Saint Mark are unknown.

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