Lot 151
  • 151

South German School, circa 1520s-1530s

Estimate
70,000 - 90,000 USD
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Description

  • The Marriage of the Virgin

  • oil on panel

Provenance

Collection of Herr Landgerichtsrat Rudolf Peltzer, Cologne, 1914 (as by Suabian School);
Dr. Paul Weschner;
By whom anonymously sold ("Property of a Swiss Collector"), New York, American Art Association, April 30, 1936, lot 63 for $350 (as by the Master of the Violet).

Catalogue Note

This painting, ascribed to the Master of the Violet (Zürcher Veilchenmeister) in the 1936 auction (see Provenence), appears to be by an artist working in the lower Rhine region around Cologne.  The unusual physiognomy of the figures with the elongated heads, large foreheads and pointy chins can be found in works by the Master of St. Severin (active in Cologne circa 1485-1515) and this may be a work by an artist in his circle.
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