168
168
Giovanni Balducci, called Il Cosci
THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT
168
Giovanni Balducci, called Il Cosci
THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Estimate
25,00035,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Giovanni Balducci, called Il Cosci
FLORENCE CIRCA 1560 - AFTER 1631 NAPLES
THE BIRTH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST

Provenance

Mr. Ruffini, Nemours, after 1914;
Dr A. Clergeau, Varennes, by 1930 (this, and the above according to an old label affixed to the reverse);
Anonymous sale, Fontainebleau, Osenat Maison, 26 November 2017, lot 177, where acquired.

Catalogue Note

Another version of this painting, which was historically attributed to Giorgio Vasari, then Giovanni Battista Naldini, but today given to his pupil Giovanni Balducci, called Cosci, is in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (inv. no. 132).1 A preparatory drawing is in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no. 589).2

We are grateful to Dr. Carlo Falciani for endorsing the attribution following first-hand inspection. 

1 Zeri no. 34835.
2 V. Birke and J.Kertesz, Die Italienischen Zeichnungen der Albertina, Weimar 1992, vol. I, p. 321, cat. no. 589, reproduced.

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