Artist Juan de Flandes, Netherlandish, ca. 1465-1519
Title
  • Christ Crowned with Thorns
Date ca. 1505
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 8 1/2 × 6 3/8 inches (21.6 × 16.2 cm)
Framed: 11 1/4 × 9 × 1 5/8 inches (28.6 × 22.9 × 4.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Jacques Goudstikker
Accession Number 30.345
Department European Painting
On View European: Medieval and Renaissance W234, Level 2 (see map)
Marks Seal, on reverse, lower left: [orange wax seal circular motif with cross]
Seal, on reverse, lower center: [red wax seal of palette with paint and 3 brushes, surrounded by inscription] Collection Goudstikker Amsterdam
Sticker, on reverse, upper left: Dieses Bild war in der Austellung: | "DREI JAHRHUNDERTE VLÄMISCHE KUNST" | vom 11.I. bis 2.III 1930 | in der Wiener-Secession | unter Kat. NO. 49 ausgestellt
Sticker, on reverse, upper right: Ed Simon | 21
Sticker, on reverse, center: Collectie Goudstikker | No. 30.345 NB: DIA acc. no. | Heerengracht 458 | Amsterdam
Queen Isabel of Castile [d. November 26,1504] (Spain);
by February 25, 1505, estate of Queen Isabel of Castile (Toro, Zamora, Spain) [as "la coronacion despinas," valued at 4 ducados];
by March 13, 1505, purchased by Diego Flores, treasurer to Margaret of Austria (Toro, Zamora, Spain) [as "la coronacion despinas,"for 1500 maravedis, one of 32 acquired];
by July 17, 1516, Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (Mechelen, Belgium) [as one of 32];
sold in (Marseilles, France);
by 1929, Dr. Eduard Simon (Berlin, Germany);
1929, sale of Dr. Eduard Simon (Berlin, Germany) no. 21;
1929, Jacques Goudstikker (Amsterdam, Netherlands);
1930-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Justi, C. Archiv für Kunstgeschichte. Leipzig, 1914, vol. 2, pl. 105.

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Drei Jahrhunderte vlämische Kunst. Exh. cat., Wiener-Secession. Vienna, 1930, no. 49.

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Ishikawa, C. The Retablo de Isabel la Católica by Juan de Flandes and Michel Sittow. Turnhout, 2004, cat. 7, pp. 14, 45, 57-8, 62, 65, 94-7, 161-2 n. 44-56, 167 [as "[17] la coronacion despinas"], 169 [as "[31] la coronacion despinas"], (figs. 47, 49; infrared), color plate p. 188. [dates painting c.1497-8, although notes P. Klein's dating of panel to c.1504 in footnote 44.]

Silva Maroto, P. Juan de Flandes. Salamanca, 2006, pp. 228-231. [considers that there is no scientific ground to date the different panels in the Retablo as Ishikawa did in 2004. See Silva, p. 185.]

Weniger, Matthias. Sittow, Morros, Juan de Flandes: Drei Maler aus dem Norden am Hof Isabellas der Katholischen. Kiel, 2011, pp. 441-442 (14.8, 345). [attributed to Morros.]