15 December 1998
A RECTANGULAR CARVED OAK RELIEF DEPICTING THE WOMAN TAKEN IN ADULTERY
FLEMISH, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
With old label on reverse inscribed '462'.
Cracks; elements on the two sides replaced.
11½ in. (29.9 cm.) high
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Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife