Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Property from an Important Private Collection
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
5 December 2020 • London

5 December 2020 • London

5 December 2020 • London

Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl
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Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl

Estimate: 240,000 - 350,000 GBP
Property from an Important Private Collection

Master of the Aeneid, French, Limoges, circa 1530 | Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl

Estimate: 240,000 - 350,000 GBP
Starting bid:200,000GBP
(0 bids, reserve not met)
Lot closes:8 days
December 5, 03:32 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

Master of the Aeneid

French, Limoges, circa 1530

Plaque with Aeneas and the Cumaean Sibyl


partially gilt painted enamel on copper, within a later wood frame

enamel: 22.5 by 20cm., 8 7/8 by 7 7/8 in.

Condition report

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Provenance

Bürki collection, Bern;

Kofler-Truniger collection, Lucerne, before 1964-1971;

Keir collection, before 1983;

Sotheby’s New York, 20 November 1997, lot 125;

with Alain Moatti, Paris;

Important Private Collection

Literature

H. Schnitzler, P. Bloch and C. Ratton, Email, Goldschmiede- und Metallarbeiten. Europäisches Mittelalter. Sammlung E. and M. Kofler-Truniger Luzern, vol. ii, Lucerne and Stuttgart, 1965, vol. II, p. 42, no. E 125, pl. 69;
P. Verdier, The Walters Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Painted Enamels of the Renaissance, Baltimore, 1967, pp. 75-76, fig. 6;
S. Caroselli, The Painted Enamels of Limoges, County Museum of Art, 1993, p. 76;
S. Baratte, 'La série de plaques du Maître de L’Énéide' in A. Erlande-Brandenburg, J-M. Leniaud and X. Dectot (eds.), Études d'histoire de l'art offertes à Jacques Thirion. Des premiers temps chrétiens au XXe siècle, Paris, 2001, p. 144, no. 50;
P. J. Usher, 'The Aeneid in the 1530’s: Reading with the Limoges enamels', P. J. Usher and I. Fernbach (eds.), Virgilian identities in the French Renaissance, Martlesham, 2012, pp. 161-188

Exhibited

Zurich, Kunsthaus, Alte Sammlung alter Goldschmiedewerke im Zürcher Kunsthaus, 1964, no. 923;
Aachen (Aix-la-Chapelle), Suermondt Museum, Mittelalterliche Kunst der Sammlung Kofler-Truniger, Luzern, 1965, no. 125;
Kansas City, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, The Keir Collection, 1983, no. 123