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Lot 37: Bartel Beham (Nuremberg 1502-1540 Italy)

Est: £300,000 GBP - £500,000 GBP
Christie'sDecember 07, 2006London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Portrait of Anna Scheit (1504-1544), née Mem[m]inger, half-length, in red and black costume
inscribed with sitter's age '·ALT·XXVIII /·15·28 ' (on either side of the head)
oil on panel
24 1/2 in. x 18 1/2 in. (62.2 x 47 cm.)

Artist or Maker


King's Lynn, Loan exhibition, 1966, no. 27.


A. Scharf, A Catalogue of the Pictures and Drawings from the Collection of Sir Thomas Merton, F.R.S. at Stubbings House, Maidenhead, London 1979, II, no. XXX, as by Wolfgang Mielich.
K. Löcher, 'Bartel Beham', Allegemeines Kunstlerlexicon, 8, 1998, p. 288.
K. Löcher, Bartel Beham, Ein Maler aus dem Dürerkreis, Berlin, 1999, pp. 81, 86 and 199-200, no. 38. pl. 80.


The Emperor of Austria, Schloss Lauenberg; sold during the Revolution in 1848.
Sir W. Cuthbert Quilter, 1st Bt. (1841-1911); Christie's, London, 9 July 1909, part of lot 101 (900 gns. to Agnew).
with Thomas Agnew and Sons, London.
L. Breitmeyer, London and Rushton Hall, Northamptonshire; (+) Christie's, London, 27 June 1930, lot 17 (1050 gns. to Pawsey and Payne);
with Pawsey and Payne, London.
with Dowdeswell and Dowdeswell, London (according to label on reverse). Sir Thomas Merton, F.R.S., K.B.E., and by descent.


See note to previous lot.

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Auction Details

Important Old Master Pictures Evening Sale

December 07, 2006, 12:00 AM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK