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109
Master of the Liverpool Madonna
MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
109
Master of the Liverpool Madonna
MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Master of the Liverpool Madonna
ACTIVE IN ROME AND UMBRIA IN THE LATE 15TH AND EARLY 16TH CENTURY
MADONNA AND CHILD

Provenance

Private collection, Oslo, by 1954.

Literature

F. Todini, La pittura umbra dal Duecento al primo Cinquecento, Milan 1989, vol. I, p. 147, and vol. II, p. 476, cat. no. 1105.

Catalogue Note

The eponymous work of the Master of the Liverpool Madonna, housed in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool,1 bears close compositional and technical similarities with the present Madonna and Child. The physiognomy and pose of the Christ Child in both paintings are the same, save for the positioning of the Child's left arm, and the pose of the Madonna is also similar, including her distinctively angled right hand at her child's side. 

The present panel, until now only known through a photograph in the archive of the Zeri Foundation,2 was attributed by Todini to the Master of the Liverpool Madonna (see Literature), a fifteenth-century master first identified by Zeri, who connected several works to the anonymous figure.The Master has been variously affiliated with painters such as Antoniazzo (in whose studio he likely trained) and Pier Matteo d’Amelia, as well as having been in contact with Pintoricchio, with whom he may have worked on the Sala del Credo of the Borgia Apartments in the Vatican, the private residence of Pope Alexander VI (1492–1503).

1 Walker Art Gallery, Foreign Schools Catalogue, Text Vol., Liverpool 1963, p. 9, cat. no. 2751, reproduced Plates Vol., Liverpool 1965, fig. no. 2751.
2 Zeri no. 26047.
3 See F. Zeri, Italian Paintings in the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore 1976, pp. 166–67; see also F. Zeri, ‘Appunti sul Lindenau-Museum di Altenburg’, in Bollettino d’Arte, XLIX, 1964, pp. 45–53, specifically pp. 52–3.

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