June 2015 for an auction at Sotheby's Paris.
Coecke, Adoration, Musée National de la Renaissance, France
Coecke, Adoration, Dorotheum sale, 2015: estimate 100,000 to 150,000 Euro
Coecke, Adoration, Museum of TroyesA small detail like the pinkish colour of the turban-crown, while in itself not definitive evidence of who painted this, is a recurring touch in many related Coecke works.
The work was for sale at Dorotheum in April 2016, then correctly described as "Workshop of Coecke", with an estimate of 35,000 to 45,000 Euro. I wonder whether the changed description is the genuine belief of the auctioneer or seller that this isn't a Workshop of Ceocke work, or an attempt to hide the fact that this work has failed to sell less than a year ago and to present it as new on the market and a possible sleeper discovery?
In any case, the estimate seems correct, even though it has likely lost its wings.
UPDATE: a reader alerted me to the German description of this work at the auctioneer, which is a lot more elaborate and mentions the origin of this composition with Pieter Coecke, but considers this version to be somewhat more remote, hence the "Antwerp School" generic description. So no attempts to hide anything, just another opinion or a more cautious approach, and an English description which is a lot shorter and which caused my confusion.
UPDATE 2: sold for 26,000 Euro, as expected.