Workshop of the Zavattari Family
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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- Workshop of the Zavattari Family
- Saint John the Evangelist;
- a pair, both tempera on panel, gold ground, with an arched top
- each: 8 7/8 by 7 3/4 in.; 22.5 by 19.8 cm.
These two small panels were recognized by Miklós Boskovits as having once formed part of a long predella, published by him in 1988, with Christ at the center and half-length depictions of the apostles at either side.1 In addition to the present saints, seven other panels have been identified: the Christ Blessing, formerly in the Guy Grieten collection, Brussels; St. Peter and Two Apostles, in the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgaart (inv. no. 3116); Saint James Major, Saint Bartholomew and another Saint, in a private collection, Milan. Boskovits proposed that the predella may have belonged to the same dismantled polyptych as four lateral saints from the workshop: the Saint John the Baptist and Saint Michael, in the Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona (inv. nos. 735 and 736); the Saint George, formerly in the Willczek collection, Kreuzenstein, Vienna; and the Saint Catherine, in a private collection. He also identified a Christ as the Man of Sorrows, in the Walraff-Richartz Museum, Cologne (inv. no. 748) as likely having surmounted the central panel.
1. For the dismembered polyptych see M. Boskovits, in Arte in Lombardia tra Gotico e Rinascimento, exhibition catalogue, Milan 1988, pp. 170-172.