15 April 2008
Pieter Huys Antwerp 1519-1594
The Descent into Limbo
oil on panel
21¼ x 27 in. 54 x 68.6 cm.
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The subject and composition of the present painting are repeated in two other versions, sold at Christie's London, 12 December 2001, lot 4 (£37,600=$54,144) and Christie's London, 7 December 2007, lot 106 (£78,500=$158,570).
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