Lot 3029* - A180 Old Master Paintings

KEY, WILLEM

(Breda 1516 - 1568 Antwerp)

The Lamentation of Christ. 1553.

Oil on panel.

Signed centre bottom: W. KEIEN. Dated and inscribed to the left of the gentleman's collar: 1553 AETATIS 42 and inscribed in the centre of the collar of the woman standing: AETATIS SUAE 32.

137 x 103 cm.

Provenance:
- Van der Mark auction, Leiden, 1773, Lot 498.
- Acquired at the above auction, De Winter collection.
- P.C. Hasselaar auction, Amsterdam, 1797, Lots 27.
- Six collection, Amsterdam, from 1858.
- Auction of the Six collection, Frederik Muller, 16.10.1928, Lots 17.
- Henkel collection, Unkel, Germany.
- Via inheritance, private collection, Germany.

Literature:
Jonckheere, Koenraad: Willem Key (1516-1568) Portrait of a Humanist Painter, Turnhout 2011, Cat No. A71, pp. 136-142, Colour ill. p. 139.

Prof. Koenraad Jonckheere, who has examined the painting in the original, has confirmed the authenticity of the work.

CHF 30 000 / 50 000

€ 25 000 / 41 670

Sold for CHF 204 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.