Old Master and Related Works Online Auction

April 30, 2015

LOT 26

Lot 26

After Raphael (1483-1520)

After Raphael (1483-1520)
Lot 26 Details
After Raphael (1483-1520), Italian/Dutch


Oil on braced oak panel
35.25" x 27" — 89.5 x 68.6 cm.

Estimate $2,000-$4,000

Realised: $3,660
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Reportedly from a convent in Leuven, acquired by Camille Schols, Leuven, Belgium until his death circa 1901;
By descent to his son, Henri Schols, Leuven, Belgium;
By descent to his daughter, Canada


According to family records, in the mid 1970’s, at the time of restoration, this work was examined by Mr. Bernard Leech, Associate Curator in Charge of Restoration at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto who reputedly identified this work as a “copy of Raphael’s Madonna with Child” and after some tests and examinations (including x-rays), Mr. Leech felt it was likely painted in two sessions: first probably started by one of Raphael’s students in the year 1500, then the second time it was completed 80 - 100 years later by a second unknown artist of the Flemish School.

Together with a file of 13 annotated black and white photographs showing the restoration done in certain areas of the painting by Toronto restorer, Jiri Ladocha in the mid 1970’s.


For condition information please contact the specialist.

LOT 26

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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