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Netherlandish School, 16th Century
THE INFANTS CHRIST AND SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST EMBRACING

Catalogue Note

This is a copy after a painting by Joos van Cleve in the Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples.1 The painting belongs to a large group of works depicting the same subject, which attest to its popularity in Netherlands during the 16th Century.2  This composition, with the intertwined infant figures, is said to derive from a lost painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

1. See J. O. Hand, Joos van Cleve: The Complete Paintings, New Heaven and London 2004, p. 164, cat. no. 80, reproduced p. 98, fig. 105.
2. See M. Leeflang, Joos van Cleve: A Sixteenth-Century Antwerp Artist and his Workshop, Antwerp 2015, pp. 79-85.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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