Antwerp Mannerist, circa 1540
The Massacre of the Innocents; and The Holy Family with Saint John
oil on panel
91 x 67cm (35 13/16 x 26 3/8in). (2)
- We are grateful to Peter van den Brink for confirming that these panels are by The Master of the Antwerp Adoration (see the catalogue note on pg. 17) from photographs. He has partly reconstructed the Maryan Altarpiece of which these are a part (see: P. van den Brink, 'A shattered jigsaw puzzle: On a partly reconstructed Altarpiece by the Master of the Antwerp Adoration', Wallraf-Richartz Jahrbuch, 2007, pp. 161-80).
He further points out that the figures in the right-hand panel are Mary Salome, her husband Zebedee and their children James the Greater and John the Evangelist and not The Holy Family.