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Andrés de Melgar, formerly known as the Master of Tamara

Saint Paul

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Andrés de Melgar, formerly known as the Master of Tamara

Andrés de Melgar, formerly known as the Master of Tamara

Saint Paul

Saint Paul

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

23,940

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Andrés de Melgar, formerly known as the Master of Tamara

Benavente 1500 - 1557 Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Saint Paul


oil on panel with a framed crenellated cornice

panel: 36 by 25 1/4 in.; 91.4 by 64.1 cm. 

framed: 46 5/8 by 26 1/8 in.; 118.4 by 66.3 cm. 

The painting retains its original framing element. The panel is made of at least three vertical boards, and the panel is supported by 5 horizontal wooden battens that run the entire width of the work. The panel has a very faint warp to its surface, causing the lower left edge to bow forward. Overall the painting presents a strong image with bright colors, though the surface is slightly dirty and the varnish has slightly discolored. The vertical joins have been restored and are visible to the naked eye, most notably in the lower register on the left join, and the entire length of the right join, which is stable though has slightly separated in a spot in the upper arm. Some of the gilding in the background is somewhat thinned and other passages have been restored and are visible to the naked eye. Inspection under UV reveals a milky varnish. There are some scattered spots that fluoresce as a light green in the gilding and around the saint's face and beard. Retouching is visible to the aforementioned joins, as well as scattered in the saint's costume, primarily concentrated in the reds of his outstretched arm and in the lower center of his chest. There are some scattered fine strokes of retouching along the lower stone ledge, as well as some fine strokes to the lower portion of his hair at upper right. Some small scattered retouches are also visible here and there in the background. The original framing element appears well preserved with a few small nicks and cracks.


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Private collection, Europe;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 June 1982, lot 138 (as the Master of Támara);
There acquired.