Lot 1117: MASTER OF THE WÜRZBURG BATTLE, follower of, BATTLE SCENE WITH LANDSQUENETS, oil on panel (parqueted), 112 x 128 cmPlatinum House
November 17, 2012
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: The painting depicts in its lower part another painting (oil on panel, 109 x 127 cm) by an unknown master, the original of which can be seen in the Martin von Wagner Museum in Würzburg, and painted by the Master of the Würzburg Battle. A date of 1514 should be approached with caution, in terms of style it has to be assigned to a South German artist circa 1525/1530. Similar to the original painting this work comprises of eight horizontal panels, it differs in its upper section however where it does not show a hilly landscape, but a landscape with a view of a town and castle with trees to the side that frame the composition. These elements reveal the hand of a painter from the Netherlands belonging to the circle of artists who went in exile to Frankenthal in the Palatinate (reference by Kurt Löcher, Cologne).
VAT: Regular Scheme
Provenance: Private collection, France.- Private collection, North America.
Dimensions: 112 x 128 cm
Artist or Maker: MASTER OF THE WÜRZBURG BATTLE, follower of
Exhibited: BATTLE SCENE WITH LANDSQUENETS
Medium: oil on panel (parqueted)