Lot 300
  • 300

Circle of Bernard van Orley

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Bernard van Orley
  • The Virgin and Child
  • oil on panel


Possibly with Colnaghi, London;
Acquired for Mrs F. Samuel by her brother-in-law Alfred de Pass, c. 1904;
By whom sold London, Christie’s, 25 October 1957, lot 74 (as Bouts), for 450 guineas to Neefs;
With Galerie Robert Finck, Brussels;
From whom acquired by the family of the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This is one of a number of versions of the composition, the finest of which is a picture formerly in the collection of Friedrich Glück, Budapest, considered by Baldass to be by Van Orley before 1520.1 A workshop version is in the Royal Collection (L. Campbell, The Early Flemish Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen, Cambridge 1985, p. 105, no. 66, reproduced plate 78; inv. 1003). Van Orley’s original is in the Prince of Wied collection, Munich.2 

1 44 x 29 cm. Reimann collection; with S. Meller, Paris by 1947; later sold at Fischer, Lucerne, 17–24 November 1951, lot 2662; then with Frederick Mont, New York by 1952.

2 M. J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting: Jan Gossart and Bernart van Orley, Leiden and Brussels 1972, vol. VIII, p. 109, no. 133, reproduced plate 115.