Lot 502
  • 502

Workshop of Cornelis Engelbrechtsz.

20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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  • Cornelis Engelbrechtsz.
  • The Deposition
  • oil on oak panel


Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 16 July 1980, lot 49 (as Cornelis Engelbrechtsz.).

Catalogue Note

A similar Deposition by the workshop of Engebrechtsz is on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery and was formerly with Julius Böhler in Munich.1 The central figures of Christ, the Turk on the ladder who bears the weight of Christ's body, and the stoic upright figure of the man who holds Christ’s feet are similar in their poses and composition. The figure of Christ himself is bony but muscular and corresponds in modelling and physiognomy to the depiction of Christ on the Cross, also by Engebrechtsz's workshop, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.2

1. See J.P. Filedt Kok, W. Gibson and Y. Bruijnen, Cornelis Engebrechtsz., A Sixteenth-Century Leiden Artist and his Workshop, Turnhout 2014, pp. 204-05, cat. no. 33, reproduced in colour p. 126, fig. 119. 
2. Ibid, pp. 199-200, cat. no. 25, reproduced.