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Master of the Prodigal Son
THE LAMENTATION
Estimate
30,00050,000
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509
Master of the Prodigal Son
THE LAMENTATION
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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Master of the Prodigal Son
ACTIVE IN ANTWERP CIRCA 1530 - 1560
THE LAMENTATION
oil on panel, shaped top
43 3/4  by 28 1/2  in.; 111.1 by 72.4 cm.
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Provenance

Possibly Lord Robert Dudley (1532–1588), 1st Earl of Leicester, England;
Possibly Cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763-1839); 
Collection Wesendonck, Zurich, until 2012.

Catalogue Note

This anonymous master, named after the grand and complex painting of that subject in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no. 986), is believed to have worked in Antwerp in the first half of the 16th century. His style has been likened to to that of Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502–50) and Frans Floris (1517–70), comparison which would show that the Master was primarily active in Antwerp from 1530s until at least 1550s.

The format of this painting is similar to a composition by the Master of the Prodigal Son in the National Gallery, London (inv. no. NG266). They were both most likely made to encourage meditation and placed at the center of an altarpiece.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York