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German School, circa 1500

The Presentation in the Temple

Reserves

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

German School, circa 1500

German School, circa 1500

The Presentation in the Temple

The Presentation in the Temple

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

9,450

USD

Sold Without Reserve

German School, circa 1500

The Presentation in the Temple


oil on panel, with decorative and gilt elements and remnants of old sculptural relief on the reverse

panel: 34 by 23 ⅜ in.; 86.4 by 59.4 cm.

framed: 36 ½ by 25 ⅞ in.; 92.7 by 65.7 cm. 

The panel is stable and appears to be made of at least two vertical boards. The vibrant image reads well beneath a crisp varnish. One stable join is visible running vertically through the table at right, and a thin, faint line of gilding runs along the extreme right edge. There are a few small cracks visible along the upper edge, and a few very small spots of loss concentrated near the lower edge. Strokes of retouching and strengthening are scattered throughout the composition in the background and the figures, some of which have discolored slightly. UV light reveals a few different possible campaigns of retouching, some fluorescing more brightly than others, with more concentrated areas in the background above the head of the man with the hat at right, near the standing figure along the left edge, and in the shadows of the architecture above. The reverse of the panel preserves remnants of old gilded decorative carving and perhaps the outline of a a sculptural element that has since been removed. Offered in a gilt modern frame.


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