Lot 210
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Bernardino di Bosio Zaganelli , called Bernardino da Cotignola

70,000 - 90,000 USD
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  • Bernardino di Bosio Zaganelli , called Bernardino da Cotignola
  • The Holy Family
  • oil on panel


The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, simonparkes@msn.com, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This work has been restored and can be hung in its current state. The wooden panel has been cradled. The panel is flat and the paint layer is stable. Under ultraviolet light small retouches are visible in the sky on either side of the picture. A few retouches are also visible within the lighter colors of the figures and in the darker colors of the Madonna's robe and the dark column behind her. In the figure of Christ and the other two figures, the condition seems to be very clear and quite good. However, there are restorations in some areas of the figures which are not visible under ultraviolet light. While there have been retouches applied to diminish thinness in the lighter colors, they have been carefully and accurately applied and the work should be hung as is.
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Catalogue Note

Bernardino Zaganelli likely trained in Forlì and ran a workshop in Cotignola, near Ravenna, with his brother, Francesco.  The two brothers often collaborated on commissions, and their earliest known painting is the Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints John the Baptist and Florian with Angels for the church of San Francesco, Cotignola, signed and dated 1499, and now in the Pinacoteca Nazionale di Brera, Milan.  A Saint Sebastian, now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no. NG 1092), signed by Bernardino, is testiment to the fact that artist also worked alone and independently from his brother.