Lot 4
  • 4

Follower of Jan van Scorel

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 EUR
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Description

  • Jan van Scorel
  • The Madonna and Child with two angels
  • oil on panel, unframed

Provenance

Wilhelm Ettle, Frankfurt am Main (according to a note by Friedländer (?) at the R.K.D., The Hague);
Collection Fentener van Vlissingen, Vught, by 1975;
Thence by descent.

Literature

M. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Leiden/Brussels 1975, vol. XII, p. 124, no. 333a.

Catalogue Note

This painting of a Madonna and child together with two angels, described by Friedländer as a "free replica of equal merit",is painted by a follower of Jan van Scorel.  This painting and the other picture listed by Friedländer2 are now both considered to be unauthentic, though the debt to Scorel is evident when one looks at his Madonna and child in the Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen, Berlin (inv. no. 644a) and in the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam (inv. no. 1798).3  It seems to have been a subject favoured by Scorel and was perhaps intended for private devotional use.

 

1. Friedländer under Literature, p. 124, no. 333a.
2. op. cit, p. 124, no. 333, formerly with Galerie Dr. Benedict & Co, Berlin. Friedländer regarded this version as authentic, however, it is not anymore considered as such.
3. op. cit., p. 123, reproduced plate 179, no. 329, plate 180, no. 330.

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