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Italian, Siena, late 14th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD ENTHRONED
JUMP TO LOT
47
Italian, Siena, late 14th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD ENTHRONED
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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Italian, Siena, late 14th century
VIRGIN AND CHILD ENTHRONED

Provenance

Possibly sold at Sotheby's, 1987

Literature

J. Lorenzelli et al., Custode dell'immagine: Scultura Lignea Europa XII-XV Secolo, Bergamo, 1987, pp. 175-177

Catalogue Note

This elegant group of the Virgin and Child enthroned breaks with the rigid Sedes Sapientiae type by introducing a new dynamism and intimacy to the interaction between the Virgin and Her infant. The group has in the past been attributed to the early 14th-century Sienese masters Ramo di Paganello (active circa 1281-1320) and Agostino di Giovanni (circa 1285-1347) (see Lorenzelli, op. cit.). While it clearly shows some stylistic derivations from their works, a dating towards the end of the 14th century is more convincing. Compare the Virgin in Angelo di Nalduccio's Annunciation group of circa 1370 in the Museo d'Arte Sacra in Montalcino, which has sometimes been attributed to one of Agostino di Giovanni's sons, Domenico d'Agostino (Frosini, op. cit.).

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Frosini, Scultura lignea dipinta nella Toscana medievale: Problemi e metodi di restauro, San Casciano, 2005, pl. 5b

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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London