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European Art
Artist: Juan de Juni, French Spanish, ca. 1507–1577

Saint Mark

ca. 1560–70

Gilt and polychromed walnut

h.: 27 9/16 in. (70 cm)
Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art
2021.11.2
Status: 
Not 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 317 (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., 2021

Note 1: Saint Mark and Saint John (acc.no. 2021.11.1) 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.