Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art

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Property from an Important Private Collection

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

Lot Closed

December 5, 03:40 PM GMT

Estimate

240,000 - 350,000 GBP

Lot Details

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.

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

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