Herri met de Bles
Landscape with Saint Jerome | 《聖杰羅姆與風景》
Property from a Distinguished Spanish Private Collection
Herri met de Bles
Bouvines circa 1510 - after 1550 Antwerp (?)
Landscape with Saint Jerome
oil on oak panel
27.5 x 37 cm.; 10⅞ x 14½ in.
27.5 x 37 公分；10⅞ x 14½ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Met de Bles
Landscape with St. Jerome
Oil on panel, in a painted wood frame in good condition
The oak support is flat and well preserved and evenly chamfered; it has a horizontal central join.
Historic worm damage to the top half of the panel has been conserved.
Raking light shows the paint layer to be slightly raised but stable.
There is a small repaired paint loss to the lower right corner.
Under u-v light a scattering of minor restorations can be detected across the sky, corresponding to the worm damage to the reverse.
The paint layer is generally very well preserved. The paint texture through the tree foliage is intact and subtle modulations to the atmospheric perspective are extant.
Some of the paint to the rocky out crop, left, appears thin and horizontal brush work is visible; some of the more subtle 'top note' glazing has been compromised, here.
Many fine details are intact and the painting presents well.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Ramon Villalta de Berenguer;
A. Warmuth, Hamburg;
Anonymous sale (‘The Property of a Gentleman’), London, Sotheby’s, 10 December 1980, lot 23;
Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, 8 November, 1999, lot 115;
With Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris;
Probably from whom acquired by the father of the present owners.
L. Serck, Henri Bles et la peinture de paysage dans les pays-bas méridionaux avant Bruegel, 1990, pp. 300, 1027–28;
J. Toussaint, Autour de Henri Bles, exh. cat., Namur 2000, p. 234, cat. no. 39, reproduced p. 235.