Virgin and Child with Saint Anne Presenting Anna van Nieuwenhove
Master of the Saint Ursula Legend (Netherlandish, active late 15th century)
Oil on panel
Overall, with engaged frame 23 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (59.9 x 45 cm); painted surface 19 5/8 x 13 1/2 in. (49.8 x 34.3 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed (bottom): De nieuwenhoue co[n]iunx domicella Johannis et michaelis / Obit de blasere nata Johanne Anna sub·M·C·quater / ·X·octo·sed excipe iotam octobris·qui[n]ta·pace quiescat Amen (The companion and wife of Jan and [sic] Michiel van Nieuwenhove, born Anna, daughter of Johannes de Blasere, died in 1480, minus iota , the 5th of October; may she rest in peace. Amen)
Probably the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Bruges; [Alliance des Arts, Paris], by May 1847; Quedeville collection, Paris, by 1851; Quedeville sale, Malard and François, Paris, 29-31 March 1852 (Lugt 20729), lot 58 (as Hemmeling); R. Labordette, Amiens; [F. Kleinberger Galleries, New York and Paris], 1912. Acquired by Philip Lehman from Kleinberger in February 1912.