Albrecht Bouts, copy after
1451/55 Leuven - 1549 Leuven
THE VIRGIN MOURNING
Oil on panel. 47.5 x 35.5 cm.
Dendrochronolgical examination 19.6.2001 (University of Hamburg), dating the wood around 1600.
Private collection, South Germany.
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.