Lot 404
  • 404

Apollonio di Giovanni

100,000 - 150,000 USD
100,000 USD
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  • Apollonio di Giovanni
  • The meeting of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
  • oil on panel
  • 17 by 61 3/4  in.; 43.2 by 156.8 cm.


Acquired in Italy by Giovanni P. Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson;
By descent to Miss Giulia Morosini, Riverdale-on-Hudson;
Victor Nelson, Beacon, New York;
Ellen Callman, New York;
By inheritance to the present owner. 


E. Callmann, Apollonio di Giovanni, Oxford 1974, p. 66, cat. no. 30, reproduced plate 150 and a detail plate 261.

Catalogue Note

The subject of the Queen of Sheba meeting King Solomon is perfectly suited to a marriage chest for it parallels the journey of the young bride approaching her bridegroom. Running from left to right, the composition affords the artist the chance to include a far-off landscape, the Queen's train and retinue, and the arcaded building where the spouses meet.

When the panel was in the Morosini collection, it hung alongside a cassone depicting the Story Of Paris, offered in this sale as lot 410.