The Master of 1518
The Holy Family with Saints Catherine and Ursula | 《聖家與聖凱薩琳及烏蘇拉》
Property from a Distinguished Spanish Private Collection
The Master of 1518
Antwerp, active early 16th century
The Holy Family with Saints Catherine and Ursula
oil on oak panel, arched top
55.5 x 37 cm.; 21⅞ x 14⅝ in.
55.5 x 37 公分；21⅞ x 14⅝ 英寸
The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Master of 1518
Madonna and Child
Oil on shaped panel, unframed
The oak panel has been cradled and the reverse of the panel has been painted.
The restricting cradle support has introduced slight tension to the panel resulting in three full length vertical hairline fractures and one small hairline vertical split. There is some slight movement along these fractures but minimal paint loss.
The paint layer is stable and secure and generally very well preserved.
There is visible discoloured restoration down the vertical fractures and some minor paint thinness to the clouds.
The paint texture is in good original condition and the fine details to the figures and subtleties of composition in the background are well preserved.
Chromatic integrity and the tonal nuances of atmospheric perspective are well maintained.
The painting presents well.
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His posthumous sale, Cologne, 16 August 1837, lot 39 (as School of Dinant);
Count Gregory S. Stroganoff (1829–1910), Palazzo Stroganoff, Rome, by 1911;
Roerich Museum, New York;
By whom sold, New York, American Art Association, 27–28 March 1930, lot 148 (as Herri met de Bles), for $4,500, to
Henry L. Moses (d. 1961), New York;
By inheritance to his wife Lucy G. Moses (d. 1990), New York;
By whose Estate sold ('The Property from the Estate of Lucy G. Moses, New York'), New York, Christie's, 31 May 1991, lot 36A;
With Galerie de Jonckheere, Paris, 1992 (when exhibited at Maastricht);
Probably from whom acquired by the father of the present owners.
M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting: The Antwerp Mannerists, Adriaen Ysenbrandt, vol. XI, Leiden and Brussels 1974, p. 75, cat. no. 79, reproduced pl. 79 (as Master of 1518, location unknown).