Lot 112
  • 112

Circle of Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio

40,000 - 60,000 GBP
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  • Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio
  • Adoration of the Christ Child with St Joseph 
  • tempera and oil on poplar panel, tondo


Anonymous sale, Paris, Ader, Picard & Tajan, 9 March 1981, lot 13 (as studio of Sebastiano Mainardi);

Where acquired by the present owner for the Palazzo da Grado, Mantua.


L. Venturini, 'Il Maestro del 1506', in Studi di Storia dell'Arte, 5–6, 1994–95, p. 134, reproduced on p. 180, fig. 44 (as Bastiano Mainardi).

Catalogue Note

The composition relates to an Adoration of the Shepherds (Manchester City Art Gallery),1 attributed to Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (1483–1561), son of Domenico (d. 1494), and is close to several others by different hands, suggesting a studio drawing must have been in circulation.

For further information on the Provenance see note to lot 110.

1. Inv. 1948.188; oil on panel, D. 114 cm.