View 1 of Lot 102. The Madonna and Child.
View 1 of Lot 102. The Madonna and Child.
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Veneto Cretan School, 16th Century

The Madonna and Child

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Veneto Cretan School, 16th Century

Veneto Cretan School, 16th Century

The Madonna and Child

The Madonna and Child

Estimate:

12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Veneto Cretan School, 16th Century

The Madonna and Child


oil on panel, unframed

unframed: 25.4 x 19.2 cm.; 10 x 7 5/8 in.

The modelling technique, especially detectable in the Child's figure, indicates a Greek painter trained in the Byzantine tradition as practised on Crete. The artist was likely working in Venice and clearly shares the same interest in Venetian painting encountered in the work of late 15th and early 16th century Cretan painters such as Nikolaos Tzafouris or the Bizamanos brothers. 


We are grateful to Prof. Dr. Michele Bacci for his help in the cataloguing of this painting.