17 October 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
Follower of Joos van Cleve
The Crucifixion with the Virgin and Saint John the Evangelist
oil on panel
13½ x 10¼ in. (34.3 x 26 cm.)
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow, by whom given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1949.
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Roanoke, Roanoke Fine Arts Center, Loan exhibition, 5 December-1 January 1953; Danville Art Club, Danville, 28 March-18 April 1953; Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, 6-20 May 1953.
This painting is based on Joos van Cleve's Crucifixion in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (see J.O. Hand, Joos van Cleve: The Complete Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 84, no. 55). The artist has closely followed Joos' depiction of the Virgin and St. John in the Boston panel but has made changes to both the figure of Christ and the landscape background. The rock formations are less dramatic than those in the Boston painting and the sky is darker and more foreboding.
This lot is offered without reserve. No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.
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