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Artist: Juan de Juni, French, active in Spain, ca. 1507–1577

Saint John the Evangelist

ca. 1560–70

Gilt and polychromed walnut

69 cm (27 3/16 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund and Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Contemporary Art
2021.11.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Spanish, Valladolid
Period: 
16th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly art market, Germany, about 1980–1990 [see note 1]; private collection, Niedersachsen, Germany; sale, Auktionshaus Stahl, Hamburg, Germany, December 2, 2017 lot 318 (as Alpine); sold to Tamara Sanchez van Dyck, Madrid, and James Barry Fine Art Limited, Ireland (jointly owned); sold to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2020

Note 1: Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Marc the Evangelist (acc.no. 2021.11.2) came from a private collection in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony), Germany. The figures formed part of a large estate, and according to information from the estate’s heirs, most of the artworks were acquired by their late father in the 1980s and 1990s in Germany. (Email from Christiana Stahl-Kerle, February 19, 2020, curatorial object file)

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.