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Workshop of Ambrosius Benson (Lombardy circa 1495-1550 Bruges) Saint Jerome repentant

oil on panel. 85.5 x 65.7cm (33 11/16 x 25 7/8in). Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000, €6,400 - 8,500

PROVENANCE:: De Spiegeleaere collection, Belgium, since 1953 and thence by descent to the present owner

EXHIBITED: Ghent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Schilderijen uit Gentse Verzamelingen, 28 March - 31 May 1953, cat. no. 18, reproduced plate VIII;
Malines, Comité Stad Mechelen Expo 58, Margareta van Oostenrijk en haar hof, 26 July - 15 September 1958, cat. no. 3;
Toledo, Vlaamse Kunst, May - June 1969, cat. no. 13 (according to a label on the reverse)

LITERATURE: G. Marlier, Ambrosius Benson, Damme 1957, pp. 211 and 306, no. 91bis (as Ambrousius Benson)

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