MANNER OF ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN | CHRIST ON THE CROSS WITH THE VIRGIN, SAINT JOHN, AND SAINT VERONICA
7,000 to - 9,000 USD
Property from a Private Collection
MANNER OF ROGIER VAN DER WEYDEN
CHRIST ON THE CROSS WITH THE VIRGIN, SAINT JOHN, AND SAINT VERONICA
oil on panel
panel: 38¼ by 27½ in.; 97.2 by 69.9 cm.
framed: 41 by 30½ in.; 104.1 by 77.5 cm.
The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, email@example.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.
This work has not been recently restored. The original panel had presumably become curved or unstable and was thinned and mounted onto another panel. The surface is now flat and the paint layer is stable.
There are a few retouches in the sky, in the neck and above the head of Christ, in both of the red gowns on the left and right, and in a few spots beneath the hand on the blue gown in the lower center. There are a few other isolated spots of loosely applied retouching in the figure of Christ.
The restoration that has been applied does not attend to all of the areas of thinness and cracking. Most noticeably, a horizontal crack in the sky above the city on the right remains unrestored. Further retouching could be applied, but the work could also be hung as is.
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This panel, which likely dates to the 19th or 20th century, is reminiscent of Rogier van der Weyden's triptych in the Kunthistorisches Museum, Vienna.1
1. Oil on panel, a triptych, 96 by 27 cm., inv. no. 901. See https://www.khm.at/objektdb/detail/2123/