FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
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FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL
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FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL

FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90 | THE ANGEL GABRIEL

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD
Lot sold:16,250USD
(9 bids, reserve met)

Description

FLORENTINE SCHOOL, CIRCA 1480/90

THE ANGEL GABRIEL


oil on panel transferred to canvas

canvas: 12¼ by 8⅝ in.; 31.2 by 22 cm.

framed: 16¼ by 12½ in.; 41.3 by 31.8 cm.

Condition report

The canvas presents a strong image, though there is some minor buckling on the surface which is to be expected of works transferred from panel to canvas. Some of the paint has thinned slightly making the underdrawing visible. Craquelure is visible throughout. There are small spots of discolored retouches here and there addressing the craquelure like on the floor. These fluoresce under UV light. Offered framed.


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Catalogue note

Although infrared reflectography of this painting reveals a lively underdrawing, scholars have not been able to reach a consensus regarding its attribution. The pose and draperies of the angel are reminiscent of works attributed to Raffaellino del Garbo (1466–1524), a pupil of Filippino Lippi (ca. 1457-1504). The figure of the angel closely relates to a cartoon Raffaellino did for an embroidery now in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.1


1. Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, highlighted with white gouache, over black chalk on paper washed brown, diameter: 3 7/8 in. (9.7 cm), inv. no. 12.56.5a. See https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/12.56.5a/