View 1 of Lot 23. PAOLO UCCELLO  |  BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE) .
View 1 of Lot 23. PAOLO UCCELLO  |  BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE) .
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PAOLO UCCELLO | BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE)

Estimate:

600,000 - 800,000 GBP

THIS WORK IS SOLD PURSUANT TO A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CURRENT OWNER AND THE HEIRS OF FRITZ GUTMANN

PAOLO UCCELLO | BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE)

PAOLO UCCELLO | BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE)

Estimate:

600,000 - 800,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,415,000

GBP

This work is sold pursuant to a settlement agreement between the current owner and the heirs of Fritz Gutmann

PAOLO UCCELLO

Florence c. 1397-1475

BATTLE ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER, PROBABLY THE BATTLE OF THE METAURUS (207 BCE) 


tempera and gold on panel

painted surface: 42.8 by 162.3 cm.; 16⅞ by 63⅞ in.; overall dimensions: 50.8 by 170.3 cm.; 20 by 67⅛ in.

M. Gauthier-Villars (probably Albert-Paul Gauthier-Villars, publisher)

His sale (‘Objets d'art... provenant de la Collection de Monsieur G. V.’) Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 14 March 1918, lot 5 (as attributed to Paolo Uccello)

Count René Avogli Trotti, Paris, by February 1919

Fritz Gutmann (1886–1944), Amsterdam and Heemstede, by 1921

Forced sale to Julius Böhler, Munich (and Karl Haberstock, Berlin), 11 February 1942

With Piero Tozzi, Florence and New York, by March 1956 (offered to Wildenstein, New York)

Arturo Basi, Milan, by October 1957:

Acquired by the grandfather of the consignor by 1958.

Thence by descent

B. Berenson, ‘Quadri senza casa. Il Quattrocento fiorentino, I’, Dedalo, XII, 1932, p. 527, reproduced pp. 530–31 (as school of Paolo Uccello)

B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Florentine School, Oxford 1963, vol. I, p. 219, under ‘Unidentified Florentines 1420–1465’, Heemstede (as follower of Uccello, The Siege of Vejo, cassone panel)

R. Bartoli, Biagio d’Antonio, Milan 1999, pp. 146–47 and 179, no. 2; reproduced (as Biagio d'Antonio, location unknown)

L.B. Kanter, ‘The ‘cose piccole’ of Paolo Uccello’, Apollo, CLII, August 2000, pp. 15 and 20 n. 21 (as Paolo Uccello)  

A. Cecchi, ‘Book Reviews: Biagio d'Antonio’, The Burlington Magazine, February 2001, pp. 96–97 (as Biagio d'Antonio, lost during the Second World War)

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Italiaansche Kunst in Nederlandsch Bezit, 1 July – 1 October 1934, no. 126 (as cassone panel, Florentine, second half XVth century, school of Uccello, collection F.B. Gutmann, Heemstede)