18 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A FAMILY
Follower of Rogier van der Weyden
A Carmelite Nun kneeling, full-length, presented by Saint Catherine: the wing of a portable triptych
oil on gold ground panel
18 x 6in. (46 x 15.3cm.)
M. Wyer, Cologne.
James Dennistoun of Dennistoun; Christie's, 14 June 1855, lot 72, as 'van der Maire, an interesting fragment' (5½gns. to Morant).
Sir John Ramsden, 6th Bt.; Christie's, 27 May 1932, lot 96, as 'van der Meire' (100gns. to F. Sabin).
Sir Thomas Sopwith, by whom given to the father of the present owners.
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Closely related to the equivalent figures in a drawing after Campin in the Louvre (M. Davies, Rogier van der Weyden, London, 1972, fig. 158) and to Rogier's Saint Catherine in Vienna (ibid, fig. 88).
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