Lot 52
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NETHERLANDISH, ANTWERP, EARLY 16TH CENTURY Christ and Joseph of Arimathea from a Lamentation

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • Christ and Joseph of Arimathea from a Lamentation
  • with an old auction label inscribed in ink: collectie / Jaarsma / VIVD IRRRR / Nr. 3564 / eiken /kruisafname / Antwerpen and with a printed label to the reverse inscribed: kruisafneming / Antwerpen, eind 15e eeuw / resten van polchromie and with a label to the underside inscribed in pen: nr. 3564 / eiken Kruisafname / [...]
  • oak, with remnants of gilding and polychromy
  • 42 by 40cm., 16 1/2  by 15 3/4 in.

Provenance

Menno Jaarsma, until 1962;
his sale, Kunstveilingen S.J. Mak van Waay, 24 January 1967, lot 3564;
Lion Morpurgo, Amsterdam;
thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Compare with a similar relief, which includes the Virgin Mary and features the Antwerp guild mark on the base, which depicts Joseph of Arimathea in similar dress and a similar sloping background, sold in these rooms as part of the Gutzwiller Collection, 12 December 1996, lot 41. The drapery, with its heavy folds and sharp 'V' shapes is further close to an Antwerp Mary Magdalen in Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (inv. no. ABM bh323). 
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