The Crucifixion |《十字架苦像》
Property from a Distinguished Spanish Private Collection
Bruges circa 1485 - 1551
oil on oak panel
60.5 x 49.1 cm.; 23¾ x 19¼ in.
布鲁日，約1485 - 1551年
60.5 x 49.1 公分；23¾ x 19¼ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Oil on panel, unframed
The oak support is well preserved and chamfered.
There is a small 3cm vertical hairline fracture running down through Christ's head, and a small 2cm split running up from the bottom edge in to Mary Magdalene's dress.
The paint layer is stable and secure.
Under u-v light minor scattered loss can be detected along the fractures and there has been some reduction of thinness to the clouds.
Delicate foliage to the tree on the rocky outcrop, mid ground left, and the Magdalene's veil have become a little compromised.
Delicate details and modelling to the figures, the soldiers and the townscape are well preserved and tonal subtleties are well maintained.
Chromatic values are in good original condition, the colours saturating strongly and original glazing preserved.
The painting presents well.
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His sale et al., Brussels, Fievez, 7–8 July 1926, lot 163, reproduced;
G. Nauwelaerts, Brussels, by 1930;
Dr Schönemann, Amsterdam, by 1936 (according to an annotation by Friedländer on the reverse of a photo, Friedländer Archive);
Consul Karl Erik Hedborg, Brussels, by 1949;
Thence by descent until sold London, Sotheby’s, 6 July 1988, lot 12;
With the Alexander Gallery, New York;
With Bob Haboldt, Paris and New York, 1991;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby’s, 15 January 1993, lot 74;
Probably acquired shortly thereafter by the father of the present owners.
M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, vol. XI, Leiden and Brussels 1974, p. 85, no. 163, reproduced plate 128 (as Isenbrandt);
J.C. Wilson, ‘Workshop patterns and the production of paintings in sixteenth century Bruges’, The Burlington Magazine, 132, 1990, pp. 523–27, reproduced fig. 3 (as attributed to Isenbrandt);
J.C. Wilson, Painting in Bruges at the close of the Middle Ages, Pennsylvania 1998, pp. 122, 223 n. 94, reproduced fig. 56 (as Adriaen Isenbrandt?);
T. Ketelsen, C. Brink and G. Walczak, Die Sammlungen der Hamburger Kunsthalle. Die Niederländischen Gemälde 1500–1800, Hamburg 2001, p. 140, under cat. no. 5231;
S. Urbach, Early Netherlandish Painting. Old Masters Gallery Catalogue. Szépmüvészeti Múzeum Budapest, London 2015, vol. I, p. 219, under cat. no. 18, reproduced fig. 18.11.
London, Wildenstein Gallery, Gerard David and his followers, 1949, no. 23;
Bordeaux, Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Flandres, Espagne Portugal: des Primitifs à Rubens, 19 May – 31 July 1954, no. 36 (as Isenbrandt)