Studio of Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Flemish, 1564-1638

Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery, Nd
Oil on panel
Gift of Mary Bernald, in memory of Eugene Bernald, father of Mary Ann Bernald, class of 1963 and grandfather of Justin K. Lowe, class of 2007
Period: 16th c / 17th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Sight: 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (24.45 x 35.24 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Cloverleaf Panel Maker’s Mark on verso (on other panels from the Younger’s workshop, ex. Richard Green Gallery, London, Village Scene); Also on verso: 1. Red wax seal reading: COLLECTION MRK. OOMS/ VENTE MAI 1922/ ANVERS [See sketch]; 2. Black stencil: 2 9 6 1 [maybe Y or V?]; 3. Paper customs sticker: ANVERS (Contr. E) ANTWERPEN/ U.E. Belg.-Luxemb.E.V./ DOANE-ACC [words arranged in two concentric circles, surrounding an inner circle printed with two shield-like objects]. J. CORNELLIS/ VERIFICATEUR is stamped over the sticker. [See sketch]
Provenance v
Ooms-Van Eersel Collection; Sold Antwerp May 1922; Sold Fiévez, Brussels 14 Dec. 1931, No. 86; D. Splitter Collection Antwerp 1933; Sold Christie's London 23 Nov. 1956, Lot 141. Bernald collection, Ossining, NY; given 2002 to FLLAC by Mary Bernald
Published References v
Marlier, Georges, Pierre Brueghel le Jeune (Brussells: Editions Robert Finck, 1969), p. 88-89, no. 2.; Ertz, Dr. Klaus, Peter Brueghel der Jüngere: die Gemälde mit Kritischem Oeuvrekatalog (Lingen: Luca Verlag, 2000) Vol. 1, p. 385-6, repr. ng. 371.
Exhibition History v
Amsterdam, Galerie P. de Boer 1934, Cat. no. 13 [See Ertz and Marlier]; Poughkeepsie, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, “Second Sight: Originality, Duplicity and the Object,” January 14-April 10, 2005. Poughkeepsie, NY, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, "Master Class: Northern European Art 1500-1700 from the Permanent Collection," April 27-September 2, 2018.
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