AUSTRIAN SCHOOL, 15TH CENTURY | The expulsion of Joachim from the Temple
Property from a European Private Collection
AUSTRIAN SCHOOL, 15TH CENTURY
THE EXPULSION OF JOACHIM FROM THE TEMPLE
oil on pine panel
unframed: 90.5 x 51.5 cm.; 35⅝ x 20¼ in.
framed: 99 x 59 cm; 38¾ x 23⅛ in.
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The panel is cradled. From inspection of the front of the panel it would appear to be constructed of two vertical planks. The join runs through the shoulder and side of Anne, there are to be discoloured retouchings along the lengths of the join. There are no major damages visible, but there are some discoloured retrouchings throughout, and much of the pigment used has become translucent in that we are now able to make out much of the underdrawing that appears to have been executed with a brush and a liquid black pigment. There are some areas of wear notably in the stone pediment at the lower left, in the grey wall and under Joachim. Inspection under UV light, reveals scattered retouchings throughout, the most concentrated areas of which are in the face and hand of Joachim, through much of Anna's headscarf and the face, beard, neck and right sleeve of the priest.
Offered in a simple painted wood frame in a good condition.
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Anonymous sale, Vienna, Dorotheum, 1910, according to the collection records of the present owner.
U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, vol. 37, p. 9 (as the Master of the Albrecht Altar).