European Art
Artist: Lucas van Leyden, Netherlandish, 1494–1533

Saint Paul

ca. 1520

Oil on panel

33 × 24.1 × 1 cm (13 × 9 1/2 × 3/8 in.)
Gift of Chester D. Tripp, B.S. 1903
Made in The Netherlands
Not on view
16th century

D. H. Lijversberg , Cologne, Germany. Sale, Rudolph Lepke’s Kunstauktionshaus, Berlin, April 25, 1911, lot 134 (as attr. to Albrecht Dürer). Dr. Paul Esch, Cologne, Germany, by 1922 to at least 1929. With Galerie Max Stern, Düsseldorf; sold to P. de Boer (Kunsthandel de Boer, dealer), Amsterdam, April 1936 (stock no. 2172); sold to E.A. Silberman Galleries, Inc. (Elkan and Abris Silberman, dealers), New York, March 1937; probably sold to Jane Tripp (née Bancroft Shiverick, 1889–1988) and Chester Dudley Tripp (died 1974), Chicago, by 1955; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1961 [see note 2]

Note 1: The painting was exhibited at the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and at the Art Association of Indianapolis in 1950. In both instances, the painting was loaned from an American private collection through E. A. Silberman Galleries. The painting was later exhibited at E. A. Silberman in 1955 as a loan from Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dudley Tripp. It’s possible that the private collection referred to in 1939 and 1950 may be the Tripp’s and that the painting was sold to them as early as 1939. The Gallery is conducting further research to confirm.

Note 2: At the time of Chester Dudley Tripp’s donation to the Gallery, donors were permitted to retain possession during their lifetime. After Tripp died in 1974, the painting was retained by his widow, Jane Tripp. The Gallery did not take physical possession of St. Paul until 1976.


Edna Perkel, An Exhibition of Paintings: for the Benefit of the Research Fund of Art and Archaeology, The Spanish Institute, Inc., exh. cat. (New York: E. and A. Silberman Galleries, Inc., October 12–November 1, 1955), 26, no. 14, ill.

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