24 - 25 May 2016
Property of a Belgian noble family (lot 57)
Flemish School, 2nd half of the 16th century
The Man of Sorrows with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist, in a feigned stone niche
oil on panel
38.3 x 35.7 cm.
Monsieur van Spreybrouck, until 1890.
Vicomte Lon Ruffo de Bonneval de la Fare, until 1960.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 12 January 1994, lot 69.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 January 1995, lot 291.
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The composition is based on an engraving by Martin Schongauer (see: Bartsch, no. 034 [B. 69 (150)]). Several paintings after Schongauer's print are know, the present lot being a fine example.
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