ANTWERP SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY | The Last Supper
ANTWERP SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY | The Last Supper
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ANTWERP SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY | The Last Supper

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

ANTWERP SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY | The Last Supper

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:9,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Dutch Private Collection

ANTWERP SCHOOL, FIRST HALF OF THE 16TH CENTURY

The Last Supper


indistinctly signed with monogram centre left: AF[?]

oil on oak panel

47.1 x 59.2 cm.; 18½ x 23¼ in.

Condition Report

The panel is cradled, flat and stable. The paint surface is slightly dirty, and the varnish is discoloured. A horizontal join appears to run through the centre of the panel, and a horizontal split has been visibly retouched a third of the way from the upper margin. Inspection under ultraviolet light is impeded by the old, milky varnish, but confirms the aforementioned retouching, and reveals further scattered spot retouchings throughout the foreground, in the centre of the white tablecloth, and in a handful of the figures. There are also some old, visible areas of retouching in the all four corners, but little other intervention. The painting is in fair overall condition. Offered in a carved and gilt wood frame with some losses.


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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This composition is closely related to the painting recorded in the records of the RKD as at the Aartsbisschoppelijk Museum, Utrecht, inv. no. 46, and at the Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht, inv. no. ABM s 46. Although the attitudes of Christ and his disciples are identical, the figures' dress and other details differ here quite considerably and the author of this work has reduced and adapted the background, including motifs such as the open shutters to the left and right. The work in Utrecht is dated to circa 1515 and attributed to an Antwerp Mannerist, possibly the Master of 1518 (probably synonymous with Jan van Dornicke), an attribution to Jan Swart van Groningen having been rejected.

Old Masters
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