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Master of the Cassoni Campana, identified as 'Gallo Fiorentino'
THE CRUCIFIXION
Estimate
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122
Master of the Cassoni Campana, identified as 'Gallo Fiorentino'
THE CRUCIFIXION
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Master of the Cassoni Campana, identified as 'Gallo Fiorentino'
ACTIVE IN FLORENCE 1503 - 1527
THE CRUCIFIXION

Catalogue Note

The author of this work has been identified as the artist Antonio di Jacopo Gallo, called 'Gallo Fiorentino', a French painter active in Florence between 1503 and 1527, working in the wake of Domenico Ghirlandaio and Filippino Lippi. His body of work was initially drawn together independently by Everett Fahy, around a Madonna and Child with Saints Martin and Sebastian in the Museo d'Arte Sacra in Tavernelle Val di Pesa,1 and by Federico Zeri, who grouped his œuvre around the extraordinary cassoni now in the Musée de Petit Palais, Avignon, formerly in the Campana collection.

Here, Saint John's large and rather widely-set eyes, his and Christ's rounded foreheads, and the idea of setting the Madonna in profile, are characteristic features of the master's style, which may be compared with the Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints in the Chiesa di S. Lucia, Montebicchieri, San Miniato,3 or the San Augustus with Saint Rock and Sebastian, sold at the Dorotheum, Vienna, 17 October 2012, lot 518.

We are grateful to Dottoressa Nicoletta Pons for endorsing the attribution to the master, on the basis of a digital image.

1 E. Fahy, 'Master of Tavernelle', in Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandajo, doctoral diss., Harvard University 1968, pp. 200–02.
2 F. Zeri, 'Una congiunzione tra Firenze e Francia: il Maestro dei cassoni Campana', in Diari di lavoro 2, Turin 1976, pp. 75–88.
3 See Zeri 1976, p. 85, reproduced fig. 88.

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