Cornelis Engebrechtsz, attributed to - The Presentation in the Temple
Cornelis Engebrechtsz, attributed to
The Presentation in the Temple
Oil on panel. 63.5 x 31 cm.
In this work, the Biblical theme of the Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:22-38) is set in late Gothic architectural surroundings. The Virgin Mary is shown kneeling to the left beside the altar, Joseph stands behind her with the sacrificial doves. The priest Simeon bends over Christ, holding him with covered hands. Alfred Stange attributes the present work to the Leiden based artist Cornelis Engebrechtsz. and dates it to around 1510. “The Mannerist tendencies that lent the artist's late works such an unsettled appearance are as yet barely noticeable in this work. The origin in the older Leiden school, however, is clearly visible.“
Alfred Stange, Tutzing, 24.7.1968.
Lempertz auction 489, Cologne, 17.-19.11.1966, lot 82 (as: Master from 1518). – Erich Hasberg art dealers, Munich. – In a private collection in Baden Württemberg since 1975.