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Master of Saint Giles
The Baptism of Clovis

K1422
2088
Flemish
c. 1500
oil on panel
Painting
painted surface: 61.5 x 45.5 cm (24 3/16 x 17 15/16 in)
Chevalier Alexandre de Lestang-Parade, Aix-en-Provenance, by 1823. [1] Count Melchoir de Lestang-Parade, Aix-en-Provence; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19-20 May 1882, nos. 105, 106, as anonymous fifteenth century). Baron Etienne Martin de Beurnonville [d. 1881], Paris; (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 21-22 May 1883, nos. 43, 44, as Burgundian School, fifteenth century). M. Watel, Paris, 1883. [2] (Paris art market, by 1937.)[3] (Wildenstein and Co., Paris and New York, 1938-1946;) purchased 1946 by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1952 by exchange to NGA.

[1] [Jean-Baptiste-François Porte], Aix ancien et moderne, ou Description des Édifices sacres et profanes, Établissements, Monumens[sic] antiques, du moyen âge et modernes, Bibliotèques, Cabinets, Promenades d'Aix, etc., etc.... (Aix-en-Provence, 1823), 147.
[2] According to Alfred de Champeaux, "Deux vues de la Cité de Paris au XVe siècle," La Chronique des Arts et de la Curiosité, no. 23 (1883), 187. [3] Max J. Friedländer, "Le Maître de Saint-Gilles," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 6e per. 17 (1937), 223.
1952.2.15
1422
1098
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