Provenance Research

Herri met de Bles (ca. 1505/1510-ca.1550)
Landscape with Offering of Isaac, ca. 1540
Oil on panel
22 1/8 x 33 7/8 in. (56.2 x 86 cm)
Fanny Bryce Lehmer Endowment, 1944.44

Mountainous landscape in blues and greens with small-scale figures. In the left foreground, Abraham prepares to sacrifice Isaac and an angel flies from the left to stay his hands.

Former Attributions:
Joachim Patinir [Joachim Patinier, ca. 1480-ca.1524] [1]

Alternate Titles:
Landscape with Abraham's Sacrifice
Landscape with Biblical Figures
Landscape with the Sacrifice of Abraham
Landschaft mit dem oper Abrahams
A Mountain Landscape with Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac
Le Sacrifice d'Abraham


By at least 1903:   Collection Prince Golinicheff-Koutousoff [Golenistcheff-Koutouzoff], Petrograd [now St. Petersburg] [1]
Until April 26, 1916:   Nicolas Riabouchinsky [Nikolai Ryabushinsky, 1876-1951], Moscow, sold in Riabouchinsky sale at American Art Galleries, New York, April 26, 1916, lot 28, to [2]
April 26, 1916-?:   J. M. Wimpie [3]
By at least1944:   (E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York, sold to)
1944-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] The painting is reproduced and listed as by Joachim Patinier and as in the collection of Comte A. A. Golenistcheff-Koutouzoff in Khudozhestvennyia sokrovishcha Rossii (Les trésors d'art en Russie), 1903, nos. 9-12, p. 370. The artist's name is transcribed here as is printed in the text, but it is correctly spelled Joachim Patinir.

[2] The auction's full title, Primitives and Other Old Masters belonging to Nicolas Riabouchinsky, Moscow, from the collection of Prince Golinicheff-Koutousoff, suggests that Riabouchinsky's collection came directly from Golinicheff-Koutousoff.

[3] Listed as the buyer in American Art News, vol. 14, no. 30, April 29, 1916, p. 5.

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