The Master of the Parrot (Flemish, active Antwerp circa 1520)
The Virgin Nursing the Christ Child
Oil on panel
11 x 8-1/4 inches (27.9 x 21.0 cm)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION
Michel van Gelder Collection, Château Zeecrabbe, Uccle, Belgium;
Private collection, by descent from the above;
Phillips, London, December 7, 1993, lot 1;
Acquired by the present owner from the above.
There appears to be light frame wear with abrasions, accretions, and a few flakes of loss; faint craquelure with a couple tiny flakes of loss; light overall surface grime with a few possible tiny accretions; under UV exam, there appears to be small spots of inpainting throughout; in Madonna, most notably a dime sized spot in top of forhead and another at top of breast as well as several small spots in right side of face and neck; in Child, most notably in left side of chest and in thigh. Frame appears to be 17th Century, possibly Spanish in orgin. Please note because the frame for this item contains parts or products of a wildlife species listed as endangered or threatened, Dept. of Fish & Wildlife rules require that we cannot release the frame for this lot for shipping across state lines (Texas buyers only). Please review Terms & Conditions of Auction Paragraphs 36A - 36C and familiarize yourself with applicable conditions and laws before bidding.