Sotheby’s is delighted to present this fascinating collection of paintings, nearly exclusively from the Italian school, which was brought together in the 1960s and has not been on the market since. The nucleus of the group comprises of different Renaissance interpretations of the theme of the Madonna and Child. No fewer than nine such examples are presented in this collection, and each witnesses how the subject was depicted in different parts of Italy. The Florentine School is very well represented, as is to be expected given that Florence was the most prolific artistic center in Italy at the time, but less common works from Liguria (lot 7) and Rome (lot 4) also make up the group. Perhaps the rarest work in the collection is a Pietà (lot 3) by the late fourteenth-century Neapolitan artist, Roberto d’Oderisio, who worked at the court of Charles III, known as Carlo Durazzo.

The legacy of many of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance is discernible in the collection: Giovanni Bellini’s style is inescapable in Bartolomeo Veneto’s Madonna and Child (lot 6), while Pietro Perugino’s influence in Umbria can be witnessed in Giannicola di Paolo’s treatment of the same subject (lot 1). Perhaps the most famous Italian artist of this period, Sandro Botticelli, is well represented by an impressive painting which for a time was considered to be by his very hand, but which has now been associated his studio. The Baptism of Christ (lot 12) does not follow a known prototype but is heavily indebted to Botticelli’s idiom.

Giannicola di Paolo
THE MADONNA AND CHILD IN A LANDSCAPE
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Sienese School, 14th Century
THE MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD
Roberto d'Oderisio
THE PIETÀ
Estimate: 70,000 - 100,000 USD
Workshop of Antonio di Benedetto Aquilio, called Antoniazzo Romano
THE MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD
Attributed to Boccaccio Boccaccino
THE MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 USD
Bartolomeo Veneto
THE MADONNA AND CHILD, SEATED BEHIND A LEDGE, A RIVER LANDSCAPE AND A TOWN BEYOND
Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD
Genoese School, 15th century
THE MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD
Follower of Andrea Mantegna
THE MADONNA AND CHILD SEATED ON A LEDGE WITH MUSICAL ANGELS, A MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE BEYOND
Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 USD
Giovanni Francesco Tura
THE HOLY FAMILY IN A WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH SHIPS AND A CASTLE ACROSS THE RIVER BEYOND
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Milanese School, late 15th century
THE MARRIAGE OF THE VIRGIN
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD
Ferrarese School, 15th century
THE MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Studio of Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli
THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST
Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 USD
Alesso di Benozzo Gozzoli, formerly known as the Maestro Esiguo
THE CRUCIFIXION, WITH THE MADONNA AND SAINTS JOHN THE EVANGELIST AND MARY MAGDALENE, A CITY AND MOUNTAINOUS LANDSCAPE BEYOND
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Master of the Castello Nativity
THE MADONNA AND CHILD ENTHRONED
Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD
Attributed to Sebastiano Ricci
A SCENE FROM AESOP'S FABLE: THE SATYR AND THE PEASANT
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD
Circle of Giovanni Battista Piazzetta
PORTRAIT OF A BOY, HEAD AND SHOULDERS, FACING LEFT, IN POLISH DRESS
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD
Willem Key
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED GENTLEMAN, HALF LENGTH, IN A BLACK DOUBLET, HOLDING THE BOOK OF PSALMS; PORTRAIT OF A LADY, HALF LENGTH IN A BLACK GOWN, HOLDING THE BOOK OF PSALMS
Estimate: 70,000 - 100,000 USD
Michele Marieschi
A CAPRICCIO OF AN IMAGINED CITYSCAPE WITH SAINT MARK'S BASILICA AND RUINS ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER
Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD

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26 May 2016 | New York