Monday, January 7, 2019

Sotheby's Master Paintings Evening Sale Coming on January 30th

"Christ as Triumphant Redeemer" by Jan Sanders van Hemessen(1504 - 1556)  
This January’s Evening Sale will feature an exciting array of works from the 14th to 19th centuries lead by masters such as Orazio Gentileschi and Pieter Brueghel the Younger. This striking Christ as Triumphant Redeemer is an important addition to the corpus of the Flemish master Jan Sanders van Hemessen. Until very recently, the picture had been nearly completely over-painted, thus masking the incredibly well preserved original composition lying underneath (fig. 1). The powerful rendition of the painted figure, its monumentality and idiosyncratic color scheme, along with the technical prowess of Christ's portrayal all point to Hemessen's work from the mid 1540's, thus making this a mature and significant picture of the High Renaissance of Flemish painting.  [More]