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Studio of Bernardino Licinio

Madonna and child with Saint John the Baptist

Reserves

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, Sold without Reserve

Studio of Bernardino Licinio

Studio of Bernardino Licinio

Madonna and child with Saint John the Baptist

Madonna and child with Saint John the Baptist

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

Property from a Private Collection, Sold without Reserve

Studio of Bernardino Licinio

Poscante circa 1490 - circa 1565

Madonna and child with Saint John the Baptist


oil on canvas

canvas: 43 by 36 ⅜ in.; 109.2 by 92.4 cm.  

framed: 56 ⅝ by 49 ⅞ in.; 143.8 by 126.7

The canvas has been lined and is taut and stable on its stretcher. The overall images presents strongly beneath an old, dirty, and yellowed varnish, and there are no instabilities visible on the surface. There is some thinness here and there, particularly in the lower costume of the Virgin. Old restorations scattered in the figures have slightly discolored and are visible to the naked eye, and these spots seem to have a slightly different varnish in raking light. Inspection under UV reveals a milky varnish that impedes some inspection, as well as more than one campaign of restoration. There appear to be only a few scattered spots and strokes of more modern restoration here and there, including some spots in the lower right corner, with some more broadly applied retouching or strengthening to the veil of the virgin and to the striations of some of the clouds in the background. The older restorations mentioned above fluoresce differently under UV, largely to address spots in the flesh tones, but also a few other small spots including an old repaired puncture in the lower costume of the Virgin. Offered in a decoratively carved gilt frame.


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With Galerie Crespi, Milan;
By whom sold, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 4 June 1914, lot 51 (as Bernardino Licinio);
There probably acquired by María Antonia Netto de Mendilaharsu (1863-1949), Nice and Montevideo;
Thence by descent to the present owner.
A. Venturi, La Galleria Crespi in Milano, Milan 1900, p. 157, reproduced (as Bernardino Licinio);
A. Venturi, La galleria Sterbini in Roma: saggio illustrativo, Rome 1906, pp. 174, 177, under cat. no. 44, reproduced fig. 73 (as Bernardino Licinio);
J.A. Crowe and G.B. Cavalcaselle, A history of painting in north Italy, Venice, Padua, Vicenza, Verona, Ferrara, Milan, Friuli, Brescia from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century, London 1912, vol. III, p. 190 (as Bernardino Licinio);
A. Venturi, Storia dell'arte italiana: La Pitture de Cinquecento, vol. IX, part 3, Milan 1928, pp. 473, 475, reproduced fig. 311 (as Bernardino Licinio);
L. Vertova, "Bernardino Licinio: La vita," in I Pittori Bergamaschi dal XIII al XIX secolo: Il Cinquecento, vol. I, Bergamo 1975, pp. 380, 425, 461, reproduced fig. 2 (as Studio of Bernardino Licinio).

This charming Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist is a studio variant of a painting by Bernardino Licinio in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.1


1. Vertova 1975, p. 461, reproduced fig. 1.