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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Circle of Bernard van Orley
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
117

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Circle of Bernard van Orley
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Circle of Bernard van Orley
THE VIRGIN AND CHILD IN A LANDSCAPE

Provenance

With Lionel Harris/ The Spanish Art Gallery, London, by August 1928 (by whom advertised in Pantheon, September 1928, as attributed to Van Orley);
With Mortimer Brandt, New York;
From whom purchased by Ruth K. Palitz, 28 December 1935;
Thence by descent until sold ('Property from the descendants of Clarence Palitz'), New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2012, lot 2, where acquired by the present owner.

Exhibited

Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, 1942, no. 8.q.

Literature

M. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting: Jan Gossart and Bernart van Orley, vol. VIII, Leiden 1972, p. 108, cat. no. 126d, reproduced pl. 111 (as a copy after Van Orley);
L.I. Hendrikman, 'Madonna col bambino all fontana', in C. Pirovano (ed.), Musei e Gallerie di Milano-Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, vol. I, Milan 2005, pp. 237 and 239.

Catalogue Note

This Madonna and Child in a distant river landscape relates to the similar coposition (though in reverse) of the Virgin and Child seated by a fountain, by Bernard van Orley (1487/91–1541), dated to around 1516 and currently in the collection of the Ambrosiana, Milan.1

When offered in 2012 an old photo-certificate was noted, inscribed and dated by Max J. Friedländer (23 September 1929) and by W.R. Valentiner (24 November 1935), ascribing this painting to The Master of 1518.

1 Inv. no. 46; see Friedländer 1972, p. 107, cat. no. 126, reproduced pl. 111, fig. 126.

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