Jacob Jordaens and Workshop
- Jacob Jordaens and Workshop
- The Flight into Egypt
- oil on canvas
- 80.5 by 115.5 cm.; 31 3/4 by 45 1/2 in.
With Galerie K. Haberstock, Berlin, by 1928;
Edith Mendelssohn- Bartholdy, London, by 1944;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 14 May 1986, lot 23, for £25,000 (as Studio of Jacob Jordaens);
Mrs. M. Ullstein, London.
L. van Puyvelde, Jordaens, Brussels 1953, p. 38, reproduced p. 49, fig. 29 (as Jordaens);
M. Jaffé, Jacob Jordaens, exhibition catalogue, Ottawa 1968-9, p. 125 (as Workshop of Jordaens);
State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Catalogue of Paintings, Moscow 1995, p. 441.
Leo van Puyvelde (see Literature, 1953) mentions the painting as signed and dated 1641 (I.Ior. Fe 1641). The signature (but not the date) is also mentioned on the Witt Library mount citing the ownership of Haberstock in 1928.
Jaffé (see Literature, 1968), mentions both the present lot and the Borrekens version as workshop replicas, giving primacy to the Pushkin version. Julius Held considered the Borrekens version as the prime original.