Lot 8
  • 8

Netherlandish, Malines, circa 1600

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 EUR
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Description

  • The Descent into Hell
  • inscribed III 1Q81
  • partially gilt alabaster relief ; in a gilt an ebonized wood frame
  • relief: 20 x 15 cm, cadre: 35,5 x 30,5 cm; relief: 7 3/4  by 6 in., frame: 14 by 12 in.

Provenance

Me Cheval sale, Paris, 16 June 1986.

Catalogue Note

This composition is directly inspired by the engraving of Christ in Limbo by Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528), one of the series of the Small Passion (1511).
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