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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Simon von Taisten
SAINT AMBROSE WITH SAINT FLORIEN AND SAINT GEORGE; SAINT ERASMUS WITH SAINT MARGARET AND SAINT DOROTHEA
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 182,500 USD
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PROPERTY OF A LADY

Simon von Taisten
SAINT AMBROSE WITH SAINT FLORIEN AND SAINT GEORGE; SAINT ERASMUS WITH SAINT MARGARET AND SAINT DOROTHEA
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 182,500 USD
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Simon von Taisten
TAISTEN CIRCA 1455/8 – CIRCA 1530
SAINT AMBROSE WITH SAINT FLORIEN AND SAINT GEORGE; SAINT ERASMUS WITH SAINT MARGARET AND SAINT DOROTHEA
Quantity: 2
both oil on panel
each: 61 7/8  by 29 7/8  in.; 157.1 by 75.9 cm.
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Provenance

Commissioned by the Freiherren von Sternbach of Bruneck Castle, Bruneck, South Tyrol, Italy;
Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 15 March 1961;
There purchased by the husband of the present owner.

Literature

H. Waschgler, "Der Maler Simon von Tesido (Taisten)" , in Der Schlern, vol. 16, 1935, p. 290-302;
Weingartner: Die Kunstdenkmäler Südtirols I, Vienna 1923, p. 600;
A. Stange, Deutsche Malerei der Gotik, Salzburg, Bayern und Tirol in der Zeit von 1400 – 1500, Berlin 1960, pp. 193-195, reproduced, fig. 316;
Thieme-Becker 31/32 69; 
L. Andergassen, "Simon von Taisten als Freskenmaler", in Louis Oberwalder/Peter Thomas Ruggenthaler, Innsbruck 2003, p. 103-125.

Catalogue Note

As his name suggests, Simon von Taisten was active in the province of Welsberg-Taisten in the southern Tyrol, and in the gothic styling of the present panels, the influence of his Tyrolian contemporaries Michael and Friedrich Pacher, is clearly evident. By 1484 he was the head of a flourishing and highly active workshop, capable of executing large scale altarpieces and fresco cycles. One such fresco cycle, and perhaps his most ambitious, is that depicting scenes from the life of Saint Christopher, and the Crucifixion of St. Nicholas Church in the Church of St. Nicholas in Obertilliach.

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