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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Umbrian School, circa 1500
SAINT BARBARA AND SAINT APOLLONIA
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
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137

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Umbrian School, circa 1500
SAINT BARBARA AND SAINT APOLLONIA
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Umbrian School, circa 1500
SAINT BARBARA AND SAINT APOLLONIA
Quantity: 2
two panels, both tempera on panel, cut into arched tops, framed as one, the reverse of both panels decorated with a foliate pattern
each: 33.7 x 13 cm.; 13 3/8  x 5 1/8  in.
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Provenance

A nunnery, Amelia, Umbria;
Acquired from the above by Gaetano Marozzi, land surveyor, Ferrara;
Acquired from the above by James Irvine on behalf of Sir William Forbes, 7th Bt. of Pitsligo (17731828), 16 February 1828, in Rome, for 50 Crowns ('two small pictures in distemper varnish & united in one frame representing two female saints [...] school of P. Perugino');
Thence by descent until sold ('Property from the Forbeses of Pitsligo'), London, Sotheby's, 28 March 2017, lot 35;
Where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

When James Irvine, Sir William Forbes' agent, found these panels, he described them as: 'formerly the two little folding doors of a case for holding the holy oil probably', writing that they are: '[...] so beautiful that I am tempted to believe them early works of Raffaelle being in a broader and softer manner than Pinturicchio or any other scholar of Pietro Perugino I am acquainted with [...].'1

1 Letter from James Irvine to Sir William Forbes, Rome, 29 March 1828.

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