FLEMISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY | NOLI ME TANGERE
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
FLEMISH SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY
NOLI ME TANGERE
oil on copper
copper: 8 by 11½ in.; 20.3 by 29.2 cm.
framed: 13¼ by 17⅛ in.; 33.7 by 43.5 cm.
The copper has a slight undulation in the upper left quadrant. Copper presents a decorative image with some details well preserved in the foliage on the foreground. Some minor frame abrasions are scattered in the right side. A few, small black pindots in the surface are barely visible. A spot of retouching is visible in the center of the background sky at right of the trees. Due to a thick varnish further reading is impeded, though it is possible that there are further spots of retouching to the sky. Painting is offered framed.
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Private collection, Gstaad, by 1999;
Thence by descent to the present collector, New York, 2009.
This painting is based on a panel in the Kunsthalle Bremen , which has traditionally been attributed to Jan Brueghel the Younger and Sir Peter Paul Rubens, although Klaus Ertz believes that the figures were painted by someone in the circle of Peter Paul Rubens rather than by the master himself . The prime version of this composition was so popular that numerous copies, such as the present lot, exist.
1. Oil on panel, 59.5 by 100 cm. See https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/christ-appears-to-mary-magdalene-on-easter-morning-noli-me-tangere-peter-paul-rubens/iwGh-gdppAf54w
2. K. Ertz, Jan Breughel the Younger (1601-1678): The Paintings with Oeuvre Catalogue, Freren 1984, vol. I, p. 323, cat. no. 155.