MICHIEL COXIE (1499 - 1592) RARE FLEMISH OIL ON COPPER PANEL - ARREST OF CHRIST
Item History and Pricing
|Subject: Religious||Medium: Oil|
|Style: Ancient Art||Self-Representing Artist?: No|
|Date of Creation: Pre-1900||Original/ Repro: Original|
( 1854 - 1941 )
A beautiful Flemish oil on copper panel by Michiel Coxie which depicts the Arrestation of Christ. The work was previously with Sothebys in London in 2008 and is in very nice condition with no damage to the heavy copper panel. Coxie was known as the "Flemish Raphael" and his ...work is highly sought after.
Title: “The Arrest of Christ”
Provenance: Sotheby's London 2008
Medium: Oil on copper panel
Size: c. 13 x 10 inches unframed / 16 x 13 framed Condition: Very good for age
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
A pupil of his father and of Barent van Orley, Michiel Coxie I went with Van Orley to Rome, where they together directed the making of Vatican tapestries. He probably did not work with Raphael, as has been claimed, but he was influenced by him and painted pictures in the church dell'Anima commissioned by Cardinal van Enckevoort, whose portrait he also painted, and a Resurrection in the old basilica of St Peter's; in 1532 he painted Story of Psyche.
In 1539, on returning to Mechelen, Coxie became a member of the guild and in 1543 was made a citizen of Brussels. From 1542 to 1556 he drew the cartoons for the windows of St-Gudule, Brussels and from 1557 to 1559 he worked in Ghent, where he copied the paintings of Van Eyck. In 1582 he was in Antwerp and painted the wings of a picture by Quentin Massys and a Judgement of Solomon in the town hall; the entire town council fêted him like a prince. Philippe appointed him court painter; François I did all he could to attract him to Paris; he decorated the Château Binche for Charles V and Marie of Hungary (destroyed in 1552); he drew cartoons for tapestries of the Battle of Muhlberg; Charles V had from him four paintings of the life of Jesus, and Archduke Matthias the wings of the retable of St-Rombout, Mechelen.
Michiel Coxie I fell to his death from scaffolding while restoring his Judgement of Solomon in Antwerp town hall. He left a great fortune and a fine collection of pictures. Among his pupils were his sons Raphael and Willem Marcus Willems and several Mechelen painters.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
Antwerp: Martyrdom of St Sebastian; Martyrdom of St George; Triumph of Christ; Judgement of SolomonBerlin: Adoration of the Lamb (copy after van Eyck); God the Father EnthronedBéziers: Portrait of a WomanBéziers (MBA Hôtel Fabrégat): Portrait of a Woman in a White CapBrussels: The Washing of Feet; Christ on the Mount of Olives (triptych); Death of the Virgin; Assumption; Pentecost; Donors (reverse) (triptych); Crown of ThornsBrussels (Cathedral of Ste-Gudule): Life of St Gudule (triptych); Christ on the Cross (triptych)Brussels (Church of St-Géry): Christ InsultedGeneva: Horsemen Climbing a RoadGhent (Church of St-Jacobs): David Conquers Goliath; St Joachim and St Anne; Christ between the ThievesGlasgow: Madonna and ChildLiège: St CeciliaLouvain (Church of Ste-Gertrude): triptychLouvain (Town Hall): triptychMadrid: Death of the Virgin (triptych)Mechelen (Sint-Rombouts Kathedraal): Circumcision (architecture of H. Vredeman de Vries); Martyrdom of St George (triptych); St Sebastian (triptych)Munich: St Mary and St JohnPrague: Martyrdom of St John, St John on PatmosRome (Church of the Anima): Frescoes of the Life of St BarbaraSt Petersburg (Hermitage): AnnunciationValenciennes: Carrying the CrossVienna (Liechtenstein Mus.): Christ Carrying the CrossVienna (Österreichische Gal. Belvedere): Fall of Adam; Gate of Paradise
Paris, 2 March 1823: Young Man Giving a Gold Coin to a Gypsy Woman, FRF 280Ghent, 1837: Jesus on the Cross between the Two Thieves, FRF 154Paris, 1850: The Lamb of the Van Eyck Brothers, FRF 9,040Cologne, 1862: Holy Family, FRF 544; Descent from the Cross; the Virgin, St John and Mary Magdalene, FRF 525Paris, 1881: Adoration of the Magi, FRF 1,700; Virgin and Child Jesus, FRF 1,060; Portrait of Frau Ritter of Nuremberg, FRF 1,600Paris, 1890: Adoration of the Magi, FRF 1,800London, 8 Dec 1926: Adoration of the Shepherds, GBP 50New York, 18 Dec 1929: Crucifixion, USD 550Milan, 31 May 1966: Visitation, ITL 1,100,000London, 14 April 1978: Psyche Led to the Top of the Mountain (oil on canvas, 25½ × 51 ins/64.7 × 129.5 cm) GBP 2,800Madrid, 9 Feb 1984: Judgement of Solomon (oil on panel, 50 × 63 ins/127 × 160 cm) ESP 1,600,000Brussels, 30 Oct 1985: Calvary (oil on panel, 49¼ × 50¾ ins/125 × 129 cm) BEF 300,000London, 10 July 1992: Ecce Homo (oil on panel, 31½ × 25¾ ins/80 × 65.7 cm) GBP 17,600New York, 12 Jan 1994: St Anthony (oil on panel, 15 × 11¼ ins/38.1 × 28.6 cm) USD 23,000
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