London, South Kensington
28 April 2010
Attributed to Hans Schäufelin I (Bavarian, c. 1480-1539/40)
oil on panel, marouflaged
29 1/8 x 32½ in. (74 x 82.5 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 May 1958, lot 70 (1,155 gns. to Cookson).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1996, lot 51.
Private collection, South Germany.
Anonymous sale; Lempertz, Cologne, 19 November 2005, lot 1138.
Anonymous sale; Lempertz, Cologne, 19 May 2007, lot 1138.
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C. Metzger, Hans Schäufelin als Maler, Berlin, 2002, p. 548, no. X-66, under 'Abgelehnte Zuschreibungen'.
We are grateful to Mr. Ludwig Meyer for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs, noting that it was first proposed by Prof. Ernst Buchner in a letter of expertise dated 15 May 1959.
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