Lot 3
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Master of San Jacopo a Mucciana

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
87,500 USD
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Description

  • Master of San Jacopo a Mucciana
  • The Angel of the Annunciation; The Virgin Annunciate
  • two panels from a triptych framed as one; both tempera on panel, gold ground
  • Angel: 11 5/8  by 8 1/4  in.; 29.5 by 21 cm. (painted surface)
    Virgin:  11 1/2  by 8 1/2  in.; 29.2 by 21.6 cm. (painted surface)

Provenance

With Palotti, Florence, 1923;1
George and Florence Blumenthal New York;
With Paul Drey Gallery, New York, by 1950;
There purchased by Murray G. Ballantyne, Montreal, in the 1950s;
Thence by descent to the present owner.

Literature

F. Zeri, in "La mostra 'Arte in Valdelsa' a Certaldo," in Bollettino d'arte, ser. 4, vol. 48, July-September 1963, p. 247;
M. Boskovits, Pittura Fiorentina alla vigilia del Rinascimento, Florence 1975, p. 238, under note 164;
R. Offner; H.B.J. Maginnis, ed., A Legacy of Attributions, New York 1981, p. 60, reproduced plate 129.

Catalogue Note

This master’s eponymous work is a large triptych painted for the church of San Jacopo a Mucciana (San Casciano in Val di Pesa) and now in the Museo di San Casciano.  Richard Offner was the first to compile a list of this artist’s works in a 1946 Parke-Bernet Galleries sale catalogue2 and the list of paintings ascribed to him was futher expanded by both Federico Zeri and Miklós Boskovits. (see Literature).  In the 1946 catalogue, Offner described this master as following "in the main stream of Florentine evolution and specifically in the wake of the great school of Orcagna.”

1.  Information related by Sonia Chiodo, from the Offner Corpus files.
2.  See sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 5-6 June 1946, lot 149.

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