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Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501) | Italian, Siena, circa 1480-1490 | Relief with the Madonna and Child among Clouds

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Property Restituted to the Heirs of Jakob Goldschmidt

Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501) | Italian, Siena, circa 1480-1490 | Relief with the Madonna and Child among Clouds

Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501) | Italian, Siena, circa 1480-1490 | Relief with the Madonna and Child among Clouds

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

94,500

GBP

Property Restituted to the Heirs of Jakob Goldschmidt

Attributed to Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501)

Italian, Siena, circa 1480-1490 

Relief with the Madonna and Child among Clouds


gilt and polychromed cartapesta, in a poplar frame with gilt and polychromed stucco

125 by 83cm., 49 1/4 by 32 3/4 in. 

Considering the age and fragility of the material, the overall condition of the cartapesta is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a series of fissures running through the cartapesta, in particular one to the top of the arch of the frame running down to the relief; one running through the bottom left corner of the frame and relief. There are further fissures to both edges of the frame above the lower moulding. There are further fissures to the frame above and through the balustre columns at the top. There are some smaller fissures in the relief, including to above the head of the cherub behind the Madonna’s back. There are some losses associated with some of the fissures, in particular to the fissures at the bottoms of the baluster columns above the lower moulding. There are a few smaller fissures and minor flaking to the surface at the gadrooned bracket formed by two dolphins flanking an escutcheon. There is minor evidence of non-active worming, including to around the left standing putto. There is an iron support visible in the moulding between the arch on the right. There are several small holes, including along the edges above the lower moulding. The sides of the relief have been lined with fabric which is worn and has detached from the edges in areas. The panel is composed in sections at the back. There is a later lacquer to the surface which has darkened the paint. The polychromy appears to be original. The gilding is probably original but may have been refreshed.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Lucerne Art Market, 1925;
Jakob Goldschmidt, Berlin;
auction Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt-am-Main, June 23, 1936, lot 68 (as circle of Bertoldo di Giovanni), (sale due to persecution of above), sold RM 3.400;
Dr. Irmgard Freiin von Lemmers-Danforth (1892-1984), acquired at the above sale
City of Wetzlar, donated by the above 1963 and exhibited at the Palais Papius in the Sammlung der Europäischen Wohnkultur der Renaissance und des Barock;
Restituted by the above to the heirs of Jakob Goldschmidt, 2020

W. Bode, Bertoldo und Lorenzo dei Medici: die Kunstpolitik des Lorenzo il Magnifico im Spiegel der Werke seines Lieblingskünstlers Bertoldo di Giovanni, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1925, pp. 63, 66;

T. J. Newbery, G. Bisacca and L. B. Kanter, Italian Renaissance Frames, exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1990, no. 9;

W. Koeppe, Die Lemmers-Danforth-Sammlung Wetzlar: Europäische Wohnkultur aus Renaissance und Barock, Heidelberg, 1992, pp. 308-481, no. SK2;

L. Bellosi (ed.), Francesco di Giorgio e il Rinascimento a Siena, 1450-1500, exh. cat., Chiesa di Sant'Agostino, Siena, vol. 1, 1993, pp. 410, 412