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Benedetto da Maiano, Italian, Florence, circa 1485-95

Mary Magdalene

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Benedetto da Maiano, Italian, Florence, circa 1485-95

Benedetto da Maiano, Italian, Florence, circa 1485-95

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 250,000 USD

Benedetto da Maiano

Maiano 1441 – 1497 Florence

Italian, Florence, circa 1485-95

Mary Magdalene


polychrome terracotta

31 ½ by 19 ⅛ by 12 ⅝ in.; 80 by 48.5 by 32 cm.

BJ8CVSome chipping and abrasions to paint throughout. Loss to her left thumb and right hand. Tips of three fingers on left hand are restored. Small loss to end of nose well restored. Some firing cracks. There is a plaster fill on a portion of the reverse for support. Restorations throughout including on right arm and the drapery covering it, some strands of hair and on underside. Paint refreshed. Beautifully modeled.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Luigi Bellini, Florence;
Private Collection, Monte Carlo;
Salander-O'Reilly Galleries, New York;
From whom acquired, 2002.
G. Gentilini, La Spezia. Museo Civico Amedeo Lia. Sculture: terracotta, legno, marmo, Cinisello Balsamo, 1997, pp. 61-66, p. 229, n.7;
F. Caglioti, La Scultura del Quattrocento e dei primi decenni de Cinquecento, in 'Storia della Calabria nel Rinascimento', Rome, 2002, pp. 977-1042;
T. Mozzati, Il Cotto dell'Impruneta:  Maestri del Rinascimento e le Fornaci di Oggi exhibition catalogue, Firenze, Impruneta-Basilico e Chiostri di Santa Maria, Loggiati del Pellegrino, March 26 - July 26, 2006, pp. 90-91 (illus.);
F. Caglioti, ‘Nuove terrecotte di Benedetto da Maiano,’ in  Prospettiva. Revista di storia dell’arte e moderna, extract 126-127, April – July 2007, pp. 15-46, figs. 27-28 and 33-34 (illus.).