NORTHERN NETHERLANDISH SCHOOL, EARLY 16TH CENTURY
THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN
Inscribed (S)URGE PROPERA AMICA MEA · COLUMBA · MEA TER (upper center)
Oil on panel
Unframed: 38½ x 43¼ in., 97.8 x 109.9 cm
Framed: 44 x 49 in., 111.8 x 124.5 cm
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The panel is cradled and has a number of vertical joins, at least 6 of which are visible to the naked eye and have areas of retouching along them. There are a number of areas which have been damaged and retouching is evident both under UV and to the naked eye, most notably in the Madonna's face, and in general in the areas surrounding the joins. There are some areas of find detail and color which have been well preserved, for example the orange wings and green costume of the angel on the far left, and the face of the praying angel in white, at center right. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.
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