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An Italian micromosaic panel after Il Sassoferrato, mid-19th century

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10,000 - 15,000 GBP

An Italian micromosaic panel after Il Sassoferrato, mid-19th century

An Italian micromosaic panel after Il Sassoferrato, mid-19th century

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

21,420

GBP

An Italian micromosaic panel after Il Sassoferrato, 

mid-19th century


depicting the Holy Family, set in a carved giltwood frame

panel: 36cm. x 42cm.; 1ft. 2⅛in. x 1ft. 4½in.

framed: 50.5cm. x 56.2cm.; 1ft. 7⅞in. x 1ft. 10⅛in.

In overall good conserved condition. The panel has not been examined out of its frame. The lower left of the panel with an elongated deep scratch with associated losses which have been partially refilled. The frame with minor old marks, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use. Great quality.


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Giovanni Battista Salvi or better known as Il Sassoferrato (1609-1685) painted three versions of this subject. One is in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no. PE77), a second is in the museum at Sanssouci, Postdam (illustrated in S. Nethersole, and H. Howard, “Perugino, Sassoferrato and a ‘beautiful Little Work’ in the National Gallery, London.” The Burlington Magazine, vol. 152, no. 1287, 2010, p.384). The third composition of which the present work is a variant, is in the Palazzo Doria Pamphili, Rome. A pencil study by Il Sassoferrato of the sleeping Christ is in the Royal Collections (inv. no. RCIN 906052).