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FOLLOWER OF JOOS VAN CLEVE | Salvator Mundi

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 EUR
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Description

  • Salvator Mundi
  • Inscribed along the top of the cloak: Salvator(?) Mondi(?)
  • Oil on panel, painted in gesso on the reverse
  • 44,3 x 35,2 cm ; 17 1/2  by 13 7/8  in.

Catalogue Note

Joos van Cleve, one of the most important painters in Flanders of his time, created numerous religious compositions. Among them, a Salvator Mundi of which he painted several different versions (for example, the Christ as Salvator Mundi1 and Christ the Saviour2) and which was imitated and repeated on many occasions by artists' workshops throughout northern Europe, for example Hans Memling3 (ca. 1435-1494) or Jan van Eyck (1390-1441). 

Depicted as the Saviour of the World, Christ is shown full face, holding an orb in his left hand and raising his right hand in blessing.

1. Around 1516-1518, Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. R.F. 187).
2. Around 1530, Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. P002654).
3. See for example Christ blessing, 1478, Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena (inv. 32.100.54).
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