Master of the Morrison Triptych (active Antwerp, first quarter of the 16th Century) The Madonna and Child with Angels
Lot 22
Master of the Morrison Triptych (active Antwerp, first quarter of the 16th Century) The Madonna and Child with Angels
£ 40,000 - 60,000
US$ 52,000 - 77,000

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Master of the Morrison Triptych (active Antwerp, first quarter of the 16th Century)
The Madonna and Child with Angels
oil on panel
67.3 x 45.7cm (26 1/2 x 18in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    José Fernandez Huerta, Spain
    Consul Bainberg, Nuremberg
    Germanisches Museum, Nuremberg, from circa 1879 until after 1924
    With Mayring, Nuremberg, 1954
    With Heinz Kisters, Kreuzlingen, 1963
    Günter and Anne Liese Henle Collection, Duisberg
    Their sale, Sotheby's, London, 3 December 1997, lot 29
    With Luigi Caretto Gallery, Turin, December 1998
    Private Collection, Spain

    EXHIBITED:
    Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Sammlung Heinz Kisters. Altdeutsch und Altniederländische Gemälde, 25 June 1963 - 15 September 1963, no. 77 (as Quinten Massys)

    LITERATURE:
    De Rober, Bayendorfer, Catalogue of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg, 3rd edition, 1893), p. 45
    De Rober, Bayendorfer, Catalogue of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg, 4th edition, 1909), under no. 15 (75)
    G. Glück, 'Beiträge zur Geschichte der antwerpner Malerei in XVI Jahrhundert', in Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Sammlungen der alleröchsten Kaiserhauses (1901), vol. XXII, pp. 5-6
    G. Hulin de Loo, 'Ein autentisches Werk von Goossen van de Weyden im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum', in Jahrbuch der Kg. Preuss. Kunstsammlungen (1913), no. 1, pp. 59-98
    M.J. Friedländer, 'Der Meister des Morrison Triptychon', Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst, (1915), p. 14-15, no. 4
    F. Winkler, Die Altniederländische Malerei, die Malerei in Belgien und Holland von 1400-1600 (Berlin, 1924), p. 129
    M.J. Friedländer, Die Altniederländische Malerei (Berlin, 1929), vol. VII, p. 85, no. 88, plate LX
    M.J. Friedländer, in Art News (1946), p. 24
    W.R. Valentiner, 'Simon van Herlam, the Master of the Morrison Triptych', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts (January, 1955), pp. 6-10
    P. Wescher, 'Beiträge zu Simon van Haarlem, dem Meister des Morrison Triptychons', in Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen (1965), pp. 175-187, no. 2
    M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Vol. II: Quentin Massys (London, 1971), no. 88, p. 70, pl. 75
    A. de Bosque, Quinten Metsys (Brussels, 1975), pp. 116-119, ill. fig. 43, as Workshop of Quinten Metsys
    L. Silver, The Paintings of Quinten Massys (Montclair, 1984), p. 195, under cat. no. 3

    Based on the close similarity of the pose and style of the Virgin in the present work and that represented in the Morrison Triptych, which is now in the Toledo Museum of Art (inv. no. 54.5 A-C), Friedländer believed the present work to be by the same hand: a close follower of Quentin Massys who has yet to be identified (op. cit.).

    De Bosque considers this picture to have been painted in Massys's workshop, circa 1505, possibly by Adriaen Skilleman. The painting is close in composition to the central portion of the Dyson-Perrins Madonna Enthroned by Quentin Massys in the National Gallery, London, one of Massys's earliest works. This is the compositional source for a number of derivations by Massys and his followers, including the Morrison Master. While the pose and the hair of the Virgin vary considerably between them, the Christ-child holding the book is common to all. The present work may also be compared to the Half-Length Madonna with Angels in Brussels, Musée des Beaux-Arts, where the Virgin and Child are portrayed before a cloth borne aloft by Seraphim.
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