Lot 201
  • 201

Florentine School, fourth quarter 15th century

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
31,250 USD
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Description

  • Florentine School, fourth quarter 15th century
  • Saint Anthony Abbot
  • fresco, a fragment
  • 20 1/4  by 14 1/2  in.; 51.4 by 36.8 cm. 

Provenance

Cornelius Vanderbilt collection, New York;
By whom given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in 1880 (Inv. no. 80.3.679).

Exhibited

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Florentine Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum," June 15–August 15, 1971, no catalogue.

Literature

Catalogue of the Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1905, p. 59, no. 27 (as Domenico Ghirlandaio);
B. Burroughs, Catalogue of Paintings, 1st ed., New York 1914, p. 131 (as Florentine School, 15th century);
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford 1932, p. 37 (as Alesso Baldovinetti);
B. Berenson, Pitture italiane del rinascimento, Milan 1936, p. 32 (as Alesso Baldovinetti);
H.B. Wehle. The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish, and Byzantine Paintings, New York 1940, p. 43 (as Florentine School, third quarter of the 15th century);
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: Florentine School, vol. I, London 1963, p. 22 (as Baldovinetti);
F. Zeri and E.E. Gardner, Italian Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Florentine School, New York 1971, p. 142, reproduced (as follower of Domenico Ghirlandaio, fourth quarter of the 15th century);
B.B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge, Mass. 1972, pp. 83, 372, 545, 605 (as Circle or Workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio);
K. Baetjer, European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, By Artists Born Before 1865, A Summary Catalogue, New York 1980, vol. I, p. 93, reproduced vol. II, p. 33, fig. 80.3.679;
K. Baetjer, European Paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, By Artists Born Before 1865, A Summary Catalogue, New York 1995, p.19, reproduced fig. 80.3.679.

Catalogue Note

In his 1971 catalogue of the Metropolitan Museum's collection (see Literature), Federico Zeri the pronounced incision of the figure's outline and features, suggesting this painting followed a cartoon.  Zeri proposed that the fragment may originally have formed part of an outdoor street  tabernacle.
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