10 July 2002
After Lucas Cranach I
The Virgin and Child
with monogram 'LC' (upper right) and with (?) indistinct inscription 'SANCTA MARIA' (upper centre)
oil on panel
19 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (48.5 x 34.2 cm.)
Anon. Sale [The Property of a Lady], Christie's, London, 17 December 1999, lot 178, as Attributed to Hans Krell (unsold).
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We are very grateful to Dr. Dieter Koepplin for informing us that he believes this probably to be an early copy after a lost original by Cranach of circa 1510-15.
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