Follower of Hugo van der Goes (Ghent circa 1440-1482 Oudergem, near Brussels)
The Deposition oil on panel 106 x 82.2cm (41 3/4 x 32 3/8in).
PROVENANCE: The Collection of Lady Marie Dauw-de Bruyn, Relst Castle in Kampenhout, Belgium (before 1940) The Collection of Mrs Geneviève van den Eynde, Louvain The heirs of Mrs Eliane Claikens, Brussels
EXHIBITED: Saint Trond, Belgium, Exposition provinciale du Limbourg, 1901-1902 (as Jan van Scorel)
The present lot is loosely based on an original composition, now lost, by Hugo van der Goes. It is known through various copies such as that which forms the centre of a triptych now at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.