BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD
BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD
BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD
BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD
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SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

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SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE

BENEDETTO BUGLIONI | MADONNA AND CHILD

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Sold:32,500USD

Lot Details

Description

BENEDETTO BUGLIONI (FLORENCE 1461-1521 FLORENCE)

CIRCA 1490-1500

MADONNA AND CHILD


glazed terracotta

diameter 32in.; 81.3cm.


Renowned Art Dealer Fabrizio Moretti and The Strokes' Fab Moretti Collaborate

Condition Report

This lot is sold with a Thermoluminescence report from Oxford Authentication Ltd., stating that the sample taken (No. N119p93) was last fired between 400 and 600 years ago.


There are 2 repaired breaks to the right of the Virgin: One along her side and through the wing of the putto and one through her shoulder up through the border. They are barely visible with the naked eye and are extremely stable ( and are likely to be original firing cracks that were repaired by the workshop after firing). There are general surface abrasions and chipping throughout with minor restorations to some chips. Some porosity and bubbles from firing.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Saleroom Notice

This lot is sold with a Thermoluminescence report from Oxford Authentication Ltd., stating that the sample taken (No. N119p93) was last fired between 400 and 600 years ago.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

This roundel typifies the influence and collaboration between artists in late Quattrocento Florence. Benedetto da Maiano created this composition, an adaptation of Verrocchio's model of the "Madonna di Piazza" on the altar in the chapel of the sacrament in the Cathedral of San Zeno, Pistoia, in around 1485. Benedetto Buglioni was well-known for his faithful and expressive adaptations of works by Desiderio da Settignano, Antonio Rossellino and Benedetto da Maiano which he translated into glazed terracotta.


Buglioni's close relationship with Benedetto was not only demonstrated by his works but also was clearly documented in his workshop inventory, drawn up upon the sculptor's death in 1497, which refers precisely to how Buglioni had appropriated some of the compositions of his more famous colleague, with his blessing.


A very similar roundel of the Madonna and Child with angels, after Benedetto (with an associated wreath of fruit and flowers), was in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection (cat. no. 14, op. cit.) dated circa 1525, and derives from a model, of which casts in stucco exist in the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. While some of these derivatives have been ascribed to Giovanni della Robbia, scholars have more recently given the present piece to Benedetto.


Related Literature

R. Hadley, Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Mass., 1977, no. 1164, p. 117

Anthony Radcliffe et. al., The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. Renaissance and later sculpture, London, 1992, cat. No. 14, pp. 110-113

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