Netherlandish, Malines, early 17th century
2,000 - 3,000 EUR
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- The Jacob's Ladder, Theological virtues : The Faith, the Charity and the Hope, and The Last Supper
- the first inscribed with faded letters ; the second monogrammed TT for Tobias van Tissenaken (active in 1596-1624) ; the third monogrammed VB for Jan ou Hans Verbeke, or Peeter van Baelen.
- three alabaster reliefs
(large diagonal split on the Last Supper relief)
Vente Christie's London, 5 Dec. 1995, lot 85.
Tobias van Tissenaken was active from 1596 until his death in 1629. He was elected dean of the Guild of Saint-Luke of Mechelen in 1619. Jan or Hans Verbeke was known from 1595 until 1607 in the same Guild, cleynsteker since 1610. According to an attribution on an alabaster relief depicting the Flight to Egypt (Hôtel Sandelin museum, Saint-Omer), the VB monogram could be for Peeter van Baelen, apprentice in the workshop of Lievin van Egom since 1612.