NETHERLANDISH FOLLOWER OF ADAM ELSHEIMER, CIRCA 1620 | The Crucifixion with Saints Mary and John
Property from the SØR Rusche Collection
NETHERLANDISH FOLLOWER OF ADAM ELSHEIMER, CIRCA 1620
THE CRUCIFIXION WITH SAINTS MARY AND JOHN
oil and gold on copper
unframed: 25 x 17.5 cm.; 9¾ x 6¾ in.
framed: 38.3 x 30.8 cm.; 15⅛ x 12⅛ in.
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The copper plate is flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish slightly discoloured. There are no major damages visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small retouchings scattered around the upper and left margins, a band of 0.5 cm. along the lower margin, in the forms of the two flanking crucifixes, in the foreground at the base of the central cross, scattered in the sky, and in Christ's forehead. There are also pin-prick retouchings scattered in the Virgin's pale robe, and a more concentrated area of retouching in St John's red robe and to the landscape to his left. The painting is in overall good condition.
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Private collection, England;
Anonymous sale, London, Phillips, 14 December 1999, lot 7 (as Jacob Pynas), where acquired.
H.-J. Raupp (ed.), Niederländische Malerei des. 17. Jahrhunderts der SØR Rusche-Sammlung, vol. 4, Historien und Allegorien, Münster/Hamburg/London 2010, pp. 136-42, cat. no. 20, reproduced in colour.