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Workshop or close circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins |《聖烏蘇拉與一萬零一千位貞女殉道》

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

The Property of a South German Noble Family | 南德國貴族收藏

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Workshop or close circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder

Workshop or close circle of Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins |《聖烏蘇拉與一萬零一千位貞女殉道》

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins |《聖烏蘇拉與一萬零一千位貞女殉道》

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

151,200

GBP

The Property of a South German Noble Family

南德國貴族收藏

Workshop or close circle of

Lucas Cranach the Elder

工作室或周邊人士

Kronach 1472 - 1553 Weimar

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins

《聖烏蘇拉與一萬零一千位貞女殉道》


oil on panel, bilobate shaped top

油彩畫板,雙葉形頂

48.5 x 63 cm.; 19 1/8 x 24 7/8 in.

48.5 x 63 公分;19 ⅛ x 24 ⅞ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:

 

Workshop of Lucas Cranach the Elder

The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula and the Eleven thousand virgins.

 

Oil on shaped panel, in a modern gilt wood and painted frame with some wear.

 

The panel support has been thinned and reinforced with canvas to the reverse.

 

There is a slight deformation across the picture plane and the panel does not sit comfortably in the frame rebate.

 

A small 3cm long vertical fracture can be detected next to the left leg of the archer, lower right, and leading into a finer vertical hairline crack.

 

The paint layer is stable and secure and in a very good preserved condition.                                                                                                

There is some abraded wear to the top of the left arch, in the sky, which has been crudely restored, and to the right hand edge below the figures in the sea, lower right.

Minor restored paint loss to the masts is visible under u-v light.

 

The paint texture and the fine details are exceptionally well preserved.

 

The colours saturate strongly and chromatic and tonal values are in an original condition.

 

The painting presents very well.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Freiherr Bernhard von Hornstein, born 1761, who was married to Theresia Countess Preysing zu Alten-Preysing (1765–1804);

His estate and pictures, including the present lot, were sold in 1828 to an ancestor of the present owner;

Thence by descent.