St. Jerome in his study
Master of the Lille Adoration

St. Jerome in his study

29 January 2021 • New York

St. Jerome in his study
St. Jerome in his study
St. Jerome in his study
St. Jerome in his study
St. Jerome in his study
St. Jerome in his study
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Master of the Lille Adoration

St. Jerome in his study

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Master of the Lille Adoration

Master of the Lille Adoration

St. Jerome in his study

St. Jerome in his study

Estimate:

200,000 - 300,000 USD

Waiting for auctioneer to open lot

Waiting for auctioneer to open lot

Description

Master of the Lille Adoration

active in Antwerp circa 1510 - 1530

St. Jerome in his study


oil on panel

24 ½ by 19 ¼ in.; 62.2 by 48.9 cm. 

Condition report

The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's.


This painting has been well restored and could be hung in its current condition. It is painted on a single piece of oak with no reinforcements. On the left and right sides of the reverse, there are small areas that have been affected by woodworm, but these are consolidated and inactive. The painting is clean and varnished.

Retouches are visible under ultraviolet light. They are quite numerous in the dark colors around Saint Jerome's head and shoulders, and in the clouds in the upper left. Although there are small retouches applied in the lighter colors, the condition is generally good in the landscape in the upper right, figure, still life in the lower center, and skull. The retouches are accurately applied. The painting looks well and should be hung in its current state.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Anonymous sale ("Property of a Private Collector"), London, Sotheby's, 17 April 1996, lot 123 (as Attributed to the Master of the Lille Adoration);
With Jack Kilgore, New York;
Joey Tanenbaum, Toronto;
By whom anonymously sold ("Property of a Private Collector"), New York, Sotheby's, 28 January 1999, lot 223 (as Master of the Lille Adoration);
There acquired. 

Literature

E. Konowitz, "Dirk Vellert and the Master of the Lille Adoration: some Antwerp Mannerist paintings reconsidered," in Oud Holland 109 (1995), pp. 185-87;
E. Konowitz, The Glass Designs and Prints of Dirk Jacobsz. Vellert, Turnhout 1998, pp. 194, 200n25;
J. O. Hand, Prayers and Portraits, Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych, Washington 2006, p. 12-13, reproduced in color p. 12, plate 8B (with pendant);
M. Ainsworth, “Text and Image, How Saint Jerome Sees the Trinity,” The Burlington Magazine, vol. 149, no. 1247 (February 2007): p. 95-96, reproduced in color fig. 29 (with pendant).

Exhibited

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, long term loan, September - December 2006.