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153

THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN NOBLE FAMILY

Antwerp School, circa 1530–40 
A LADY LEAFING THROUGH A BOOK, POSSIBLY MARY MAGDALENE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 179,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
153

THE PROPERTY OF AN ITALIAN NOBLE FAMILY

Antwerp School, circa 1530–40 
A LADY LEAFING THROUGH A BOOK, POSSIBLY MARY MAGDALENE
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 179,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Antwerp School, circa 1530–40 
A LADY LEAFING THROUGH A BOOK, POSSIBLY MARY MAGDALENE

Provenance

Private collection, Milan;
Thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

This charming painting, by an as yet unidentified hand, shares some characteristics with the Master of the Female Half-lengths (see for instance The Magdalene, formerly in a private collection, Haarlem);1 the Master of the Parrot; and Cornelis van Cleve. At this period very few images of this type, depicting refined young ladies in interiors, show the sitter meeting our gaze. A date of around 1530–40 seems plausible.

 

1. 54 x 40 cm. M. J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, vol. XII, Leiden and Brussels 1975, no. 90, reproduced plate 42.

 

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