Two scenes from the Holy Kinship: The daughters of St. Ann; left Mary Salome with Zebedäus and their children, the future Apostles James the Greater and John the Evangelist, right Mary Cleophas with Alphäus and their children

Hans Süss von Kulmbach

(Kulmbach 1476 - 1528 Nürnberg)


Two scenes from the Holy Kinship: The daughters of St. Ann; left Mary Salome with Zebedäus and their children, the future Apostles James the Greater and John the Evangelist, right Mary Cleophas with Alphäus and their children


Oil on panel
each 54,6 x 28,9 cm
The left wing dated on the desk, lower right: "1513"

The present panels must have originally belonged to an altarpiece dedicated to St. Anne, the mother of Mary and her apocryphal descendants: The Holy Kinship.

See essay by Fritz Koreny, Vienna, 2008.

LITERATURE:
E. Buchner, in U. Thieme and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler, XXII, Leipzig, 1929, p. 93
H.P. Bremmer, Beeldende Kunst, 18, 1930-32, nos. 2 and 4; ill., figs. 11, 25
F. Winkler, Hans von Kulmbach, Leben und Werk eines fränkischen Künstlers der Dürerzeit, Kulmbach, 1959, p. 69
C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in the Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 227
A. van Suchtelen, Y. Bruijnen, and E. Buijsen, Art on Wings. Celebrating the Reunification of a Triptych
by Gerard David, The Hague, 1977, pp. 84-89, nos. 10a and b
N. Sluijter-Seiffert, Mauritshuis: illustrated general catalogue, Amsterdam, 1993, pp. 83-4, nos. 904-5

EXHIBITIONS:
Berlin, Akademie der Künste, Gemälde alter Meister aus Berliner Privatbesitz. Kaiser-Friedrich- Museumsverein, July - August 1925, no. 208
Catalogue des Nouvelles Acquisitions de la Collection Goudstikker, October - November 1928, no. 21
The Hague, Mauritshuis, on loan since 1960 (inv. nos. 904-905)

PROVENANCE:
Count Cauda, Berlin, 1925
Julius Böhler Gallery, Lucerne
Hugo Perls (1886-1977), Berlin, 1928 (inv. no. 19)
Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 1928
Taken by the Nazi authorities, July, 1940
Recovered by the Allies, 1945
In the custody of the Dutch government
Restituted in February, 2006 to the heirs of Jacques Goudstikker
Christie´s London, Important Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker, July 5, 2007, lot no. 6
Arnoldi-Livie, Munich
Private collection, New York (since 2008)

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