MASTER OF THE CAMPANA TONDO | HOLY FAMILY WITH ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN A LANDSCAPE, ST. NICHOLAS IN THE DISTANCE
Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD
MASTER OF THE CAMPANA TONDO
(active in Florence, early 16th century)
HOLY FAMILY WITH ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN A LANDSCAPE, ST. NICHOLAS IN THE DISTANCE
oil and tempera on panel
34.6 in.; 88 cm. diameter
The thick panel is flat, uncradled, unbeveled, and separated slightly from the frame at edges. A few areas of aging or scratches to the wood are visible such as a horizontal scratch at Joseph's proper left knee and a diagonal scratch above Mary's head. Two small losses at the extreme left and right edges are probably related to frame abrasion. Under UV inspection, many scattered dots of retouching and strengthening are visible throughout, with a few concentrated areas, such as the one at Joseph's neck. Some retouches are faintly visible to the naked eye. Painting can certainly hang as is. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.
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Méric Louis élie Moreau de Saint-Méry, Administrator of the Ducati of Parma, Piacenza and Guastalla (1750 - 1819);
Marquis Filippo dalla Rosa Prati, Podesta of Parma (1763 - 1827).
This unpublished tondo has been endorsed by Emanuele Zappasodi and belongs to a group of tondos with the same subject and composition by the artist, painted around the turn of the 16th century. The presence of St. Nicholas in the background, unusual in depictions of the Holy Family, could be due to the patron's name.