Lot 137
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ANTWERP SCHOOL, EARLY 16TH CENTURY Saint Jerome

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
25,000 GBP
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Description

  • Saint Jerome
  • oil on oak panel
  • 61.2 x 50.3 cm.; 24 1/8  x 19 3/4  in.

Catalogue Note

This well preserved landscape with Saint Jerome was painted in Antwerp, probably in the period around 1520, a time of extraordinary artistic production in the city. Identities of the myriad of artists active at this time are, alas, scant due to a lack of both signed works and documentation; scholars have been able to identify only a tiny handful of the 'Antwerp Mannerists'. The painter responsible for this high quality work is clearly from amongst this group of painters, of whom the twisting trunk and elongated features are typical. The painter has much in common with Jan de Beer, one of the leading artists active in Antwerp at this time.
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