Lot 8
  • 8

Follower of Andrea Mantegna

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Sold
62,500 USD
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Description

  • The Madonna and Child seated on a ledge with musical angels, a mountainous landscape beyond 
  • oil on panel
  • 20 1/8  by 16 1/4  in.; 51.2 by 41.1 cm.

Provenance

P. Paolini, Rome, before 1924;
Their sale, New York, American Art Association, 10-11 December 1924, lot 45 (as Mantegna);
Bruno Canto, Milan, by 1945;
Bellesi collection, London;
In the present collection since at least 1963.

Catalogue Note

The monumental figures in this composition and the manner in which they fill the picture plane is clearly derived from the work of Andrea Mantegna.  While no prototype by the artist is known, the Christ Child and musical putti can be compared the figures in Mantegna's Holy Family in the National Gallery, London (inv. no. NG5641) and the Madonna is similar to that in his Holy Family with a Saint belonging to the Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona (inv. no. 855-1B0087).
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