ATTRIBUTED TO PIERO DI COSIMO | THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, WITH A SUBSIDIARY STUDY OF A RECLINING CHILD
 ATTRIBUTED TO PIERO DI COSIMO | THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, WITH A SUBSIDIARY STUDY OF A RECLINING CHILD
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Property from a Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO PIERO DI COSIMO | THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, WITH A SUBSIDIARY STUDY OF A RECLINING CHILD

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO PIERO DI COSIMO | THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, WITH A SUBSIDIARY STUDY OF A RECLINING CHILD

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

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Description

Property from a Private Collection

ATTRIBUTED TO PIERO DI COSIMO

Florence 1461/62 - 1521

THE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST, WITH A SUBSIDIARY STUDY OF A RECLINING CHILD


Pen and brown ink;

bears inscription, verso: from R Udny’s & / Sir Tho.s Lawrence’s / Coll.tns / Luca dell Robbia / see Cicognara Vol 2. Plate 23.

98 by 170 mm; 3⅞ by 6¼ in. Trapezoidal shape

Condition Report

Hinge mounted along the right edge to a card backing which has subsequently been hinged to a decorative mount. The sheet has been laid down and there is evidence of some slight surface dirt and foxing. The pen and ink media remains in predominantly good condition throughout with the image strong. Sold unframed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Robert Udny, London (L.2248);

Sir Thomas Lawrence, London (L.2445)

Catalogue Note

This fascinating early sheet is by the same hand as a second drawing, also Attributed to Piero di Cosimo, depicting an Adoration of the Christ Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, in the collection of the Albertina, Vienna.1


Interestingly, alongside their clear graphic similarities and shared subject matter, both sheets also possess the same 18th Century English provenance, having passed through the collections of Robert Udny (1722-1802) and the fourth President of the Royal Academy, Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830).


1. See D. Geronimus, Piero di Cosimo: Visions Beautiful and Strange, New Haven and London 2006, p. 166, fig. 122, reproduced

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