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Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
Virgin and Child with Saints
Triptych of the Madonna and Child with saints and angel musicians within a hortus conclusus (central panel) Emperor Charlemagne, St Helena and donor (left-hand shutter panel) St Peter and St Margaret (right-hand shutter panel) c.1510-20
oil on three oak panels
twelve oak planks, assembled with the grain running vertically wings three planks with two vertical joints; central six planks
maximum 108.0 (h) x 79.0 (w) x 0.9 (d) cm
minimum 102.1 (h) x 79.0 (w) x 0.9 (d) cm
framed (maximum) 126.5 (h) x 87.7 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
framed (minimum) 114.5 (h) x 87.7 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
framed (overall) 126.5 (h) x 354.0 (w) x 6.0 (d) cm
not signed, not dated
Purchased with the assistance of James O Fairfax AO and the Nerissa Johnson Bequest 2001.
NGA 2001.19.A-C
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Provenance
  • presumed to be one of the two triptychs presented to the Church of St Katarina, Cologne, by Ludwig, Commander of the Teutonic Order, c.1515 (inventory, Benzelrath Archive);

  • Jacob Johann Lyversberg (d.1834);

  • by descent following marriage of his great-granddaughter to Dr W. Virnich (d.1890), Bonn;

  • part of the Virnich Collection was dispersed by 1927 but the remainder, including this work, was sold at auction, Mathias Lempertz, Cologne, 26 May 1971, lot 516;

  • Trustees of the British Rail Pension Fund;

  • private collection;

  • bought through Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London, by the National Gallery of Australia, February 2001
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