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Jan Tengnagel
THE MYSTIC MARRIAGE OF SAINT CATHERINE
Estimation
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PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK COLLECTOR

Jan Tengnagel
THE MYSTIC MARRIAGE OF SAINT CATHERINE
Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 10,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Jan Tengnagel
AMSTERDAM 1584 - 1635
THE MYSTIC MARRIAGE OF SAINT CATHERINE

Provenance

Roberto Longhi, Florence;
Presumably, Professor Kurt Bauch, by 1951;
Private collection, Germany;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby’s, 9 July 1998, lot 122;
There acquired by Jack Kilgore;
From whom acquired, 1998.

Bibliographie

K. Bauch, “Frühwerke Pieter Lastmans,” in Münchener Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, vol. II, no. 3, 1951, p 233, reproduced fig. 11 (as Pieter Lastman);
A. Tümpel, “Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert,”  in Oud Holland, vol. 88 1974, chapter 5, pp. 63-66, reproduced p. 65, fig. 88;
A. Tümpel, in The Pre-Rembrandtists, exhibition catalogue, Sacramento 1974, p. 21;
A. Tümpel, “Pieter Lastman and the other Pre-Rembrandtists,” in Pieter Lastman, exhibition catalogue, Zwolle 1991, pp. 43-44, reproduced p. 46, fig. 34;
J. Jacoby, Die Zeichnungen von Adam Elsheimer, Frankfurt 2008, p. 120, note 6, under cat. no. 5.

Description

This youthful work by Jan Tengnagel, one of the most important artists in the circle of the Dutch Pre-Rembrandtist artist Pieter Lastman, compares closely in handling to his Race Between Atalanta and Hippomenes of 1610.1 At the same time, it also reflects the influence of Adam Elsheimer, whose works the young artist would have seen on his sojourn to Rome from 1608-1610, during which time he likely executed this small copper.  It echoes Elsheimer in figural types and composition, particularly in the detail of the putti holding a wreath of flowers.2 

We are grateful to Dr. C. Tico Seifert for endorsing the attribution on the basis of images, and for his assistance in cataloguing the present lot. 

1. Oil on panel, 56.5 by 91.5 cm.  Amsterdam, Amsterdam Museum, inv. no. SA 27278.  See Tümpel, 1991, in Literature, p. 46, reproduced fig. 35. 
2.  Comparable figure types and the putti holding a wreath appear in Elsheimer's drawing fragment of a group of angels in the clouds, today in the Kupferstichkabinett at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, inv. no. 3794.  See Jacoby, in Literature, reproduced p. 119. 

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