- Adriaen Isenbrant
- The Stigmatisation of Saint Francis
- oil on oak panel
- 43 x 30 cm.; 16 7/8 x 11 7/8 in.
Sydney J. Lamon, New York;
By whom posthumously sold, New York, Christie's, 29 June 1973, lot 33 (as Adriaen Isenbrandt), to Holstein;
Anonymous sale, Stuttgart, Auktionhaus Dr. Fritz Nagel, 4-5 December 1998, lot 548 (as Follower of Adriaen Isenbrandt);
With David Koetser, 1999.
M.J. Friedlander, Early Netherlandish Painting, vol. XI, The Antwerp Mannerists & Adriaen Ysenbrandt, Leyden & Brussels 1974, p. 90, cat. no. 200 (as present location unknown).
The landscape itself is handled in a consistent manner to what are considered the core group of paintings assigned to Isenbrant, for example the Diptych of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin (Bruges, Church of Our Lady) and the Magdalene in a Landscape (London, National Gallery). Lorne Campbell has recently suggested that many of the works previously given to Isenbrant be reconsidered as by the hand of Isenbrant's contemporary Albert Cornelis, but in the case of the Weldon picture the handling and technique appear closest to the firmly attributed works by Isenbrant himself.
We are grateful to Till-Holger Borchert and Peter van den Brink for endorsing the attribution to Isenbrant.