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Master of the Lille Adoration
active in Antwerp 1510 - 1530
A TRIPTYCH: CENTRAL PANEL: THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI LEFT INSIDE WING: ONE OF THE MAGI, BALTHASAR RIGHT INSIDE WING: SAINT JOSEPH
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 228,500 GBP
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49
Master of the Lille Adoration
active in Antwerp 1510 - 1530
A TRIPTYCH: CENTRAL PANEL: THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI LEFT INSIDE WING: ONE OF THE MAGI, BALTHASAR RIGHT INSIDE WING: SAINT JOSEPH
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 228,500 GBP
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Master of the Lille Adoration
active in Antwerp 1510 - 1530
ACTIVE IN ANTWERP 1510 - 1530
A TRIPTYCH: CENTRAL PANEL: THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI LEFT INSIDE WING: ONE OF THE MAGI, BALTHASAR RIGHT INSIDE WING: SAINT JOSEPH
oil on panel, the central panel transferred to another panel
central panel: 89.2 by 59.5 cm.; 35 1/8 by 23 1/2 in. wings (each): 91 by 27.6 cm.; 35 3/4 by 10 7/8 in.
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Provenance

Edmond Noël, Paris;
His sale, Paris, Petit, 27 May 1924, lot 4 (as Henri Bles);
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 29 January 1998, lot 74 (as Attributed to Jan Dornicke, The Master of 1518);
With Rob Smeets, Milan.

Exhibited

Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 15 October - 31 December 2005, Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum, 22 January - 9 April 2006, Extravagant!.  A forgotten chapter of Antwerp painting 1500-1530, no. 90.

Literature

P. van den Brink, Extravagant!.  A forgotten chapter of Antwerp painting 1500-1530, exhibition catalogue, Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 15 October - 31 December 2005; Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum, 22 January - 9 April 2006, pp. 212-14, cat. no. 90, reproduced p. 213.

Catalogue Note

The anonymous artist was named after an Adoration of the Shepherds in Lille previously attributed, as were other paintings from the same hand, to Dirk Vellert.  Peter van den Brink notes the popularity of the present subject in Antwerp, where similar treatments of it emanated from a variety of different workshops, including that of Pieter Coecke van Aelst, and Jan van Dornicke, also known as The Master of 1518, to whom this triptych was formerly attributed.  Van den Brink observes that stylistically it fits perfectly with paintings by the Master of the Lille Adoration.

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