Auction 1010, Old Masters & 19th Century, 11.05.2013, 11:00, Cologne Lot 1011

Albrecht Bouts, copy after, THE VIRGIN MOURNING

Albert Bouts, THE VIRGIN MOURNING, Auction 1010 Old Masters & 19th Century, Lot 1011

Albrecht Bouts, copy after

1451/55 Leuven - 1549 Leuven

THE VIRGIN MOURNING

Oil on panel. 47.5 x 35.5 cm.

Certificate

Dendrochronolgical examination 19.6.2001 (University of Hamburg), dating the wood around 1600.

Provenance

Private collection, South Germany.

Literature

About the original work by Albert Bouts in the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum in Aachen and the replicas by the workshop cf. Max J. Friedländer: Die altniederländische Malerei. vol. 3. Dierick Bouts und Joos van Gent, Leiden 1934, p. 118-119, no. 63 a-p, plate LIX.

This painting depicting the Virgin mourning and praying can be dated to circa 1600. It is closely related to the paintings by the Flemish artist Albert Bouts and his workshop during the first third of the 16th century. The counterpart depicted Christ with the Crown of Thorns.

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