Art/ Collection/ Art Object

The Adoration of the Magi

Artist:
Circle of Bernard van Orley (Netherlandish, Brussels ca. 1492–1541/42 Brussels)
Date:
early 16th–mid 16th century
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, over black chalk, on brown-gray (prepared?) paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/8 × 19 11/16 in. (36.5 × 50 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, Daniel Ergmann Gift, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.100
Not on view
Inscription: At lower right, inscribed "[...]AL" in pen and brown ink, by a later hand; at lower center (on the stone in the foreground), inscribed "1510" [?] in pen and brown ink, probably by a later hand. Verso of the secondary support: at lower left, inscribed "O HTTL" in graphite (modern handwriting); at lower right, inscribed (vertically) "G106" in red chalk or crayon (19th- or 20th-century handwriting); below, inscribed "22 Crcam" [?] in graphite (20th-century handwriting; below, inscribed "D/31-D" in graphite (modern handwriting)

Marking: At lower right, the collector's mark of Giuseppe Vallardi (Lugt 1223)
Giuseppe Vallardi (Italian, Milan 1784–1863); Herman Shickman Gallery; Christian Humann; his sale, Sotheby's, New York, June 5, 1982, lot 9 (as attributed to Pieter Coecke van Aelst); sale, Christie's, New York, January 31, 2013, lot 114; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel
Christie's, New York Old Master & Early British Drawings & Watercolors, Including an Important Canadian Collection and a Distinguished Private Collection Sale cat. New York, January 31, 2013, cat. no. 114, ill.



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