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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Antonio del Ceraiolo
THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
115

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Antonio del Ceraiolo
THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Estimate
50,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Antonio del Ceraiolo
ACTIVE 1500-1550
THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE INFANT SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Provenance

In the possession of the family of the current owner since the late 19th century.

Catalogue Note

The artist responsible for this well-preserved Renaissance panel was a pupil of Lorenzo di Credi for many years and later studied under Ridolfo Ghirlandaio. After he left Ridolfo's workshop, Antonio del Ceraiolo built up his own, somewhat conservative practice, painting a number of altarpieces, two of which are mentioned by Giorgio Vasari in his biography of Ridolfo.1 A similar painting to the present work, differing in the placement of the Christ Child and Saint John, as well as in the details of the landscape, is in the Cincinnati Art Museum (inv. no. 1954.138). Two other versions have been sold in these Rooms, one 7 December 2017, lot 109, and the other, less ornate and with the Christ Child shown clothed, 22 May 1968, lot 97.

Affixed to the reverse of the panel is an 18th-century label (fig. 1) on which Ignazio Hugford, Pietro Botti, Pietro Marchesini and Francesco Bartolozzi, Florentine artists and members of the Accademia di San Luca, claim the present work to have been executed by Raphael.

1 G. Vasari, Lives of the Painters, Sculptors and Architects, trans. Gaston du C. de Vere, New York 1996, vol. II, p. 483.

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