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October 25, 2014 01:00 AM EDT Hudson - Warren St.


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SOUTH GERMAN SCHOOL: SAINT LEONARD OF NOBLAC

SOUTH GERMAN SCHOOL: SAINT LEONARD OF NOBLAC

Oil on panel with gold highlights; together with a copy of a 15th Century Germanic document that relates to the painting. 17 x 10 5/8 in., 21 x 14 1/2 in. (frame). Note: The figure depicted in this painting is St. Leonard of Noblac, a 6th Century Frankish saint and patron saint of prisoners. According to legend, prisoners who invoked St. Leonard saw their chains break before their eyes. This panel may have originated from the Church of St. Leonard, Bauerbach Bavaria, Germany. Sold together with a copy of a document purchased at the same time as the painting and purportedly relevant to it (written in Old Germanic Latin). Provenance: (By repute) Peter von Schaumburg, Bishop of Augsburg (1424-69); Alexian Brothers, Signal Augsburg, TN; purchased by the present owner at a charity auction, Chattanooga, TN, 1998.

Condition:Panel cradeled. Woven holes on the reverse, Cracquelure and areas of paint loss, some inpainted at right. A surface scuff in the black at left.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Hammer Price
$4,750
10/25/2014

 

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