Joos van Cleve (c. 1485 - 1540)
Last known Location : London - England - Bonhams Auctions
Auctioned by Bonhams in London on December 3, 2014 lot 39
Joos van Cleve and his workshop painted a number of versions of the present compostion, of which the prime version is regarded as the work in the Louvre, Paris. Van Cleve's composition appears to be influenced by Quinten Metsys's diptych of The Virgin in Prayer and Salvator Mundi in the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, which in turn was derived from the work of Jan van Eyck.