Old Master Paintings & Works on Paper Day Auction

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Property from the Estate of Jimmy Younger

Giovanni Battista Franco, called Semolei

The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist

Lot Closed

July 4, 09:14 AM GMT

Estimate

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Jimmy Younger


Giovanni Battista Franco, called Semolei

Venice 1510–1561

The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist


oil on panel

unframed: 54.6 x 46.7 cm.; 21½ x 18⅜ in.

framed: 68.9 x 61.3 cm.; 27⅛ x 24 ⅛ in.

Possibly with Thomas Vernon, Liverpool;

Possibly his sale, Bath, 21 March 1816, lot 12 (as D. Franco);

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 27 June 1969, lot 36 (as Florentine School, circa 1520);

With Yvonne Tan Bunzl, London, by 1970;

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 December 1988, lot 81;

Where acquired by a private collector;

By whom sold (‘Property of a Private Collector’), New York, Christie's, 25 May 2005, lot 20;

Where acquired.

P. Bjurström, Drawings in Swedish Public Collections, vol. III, Italian Drawings: Venice, Brescia, Parma, Milan, Genoa, Stockholm 1979, n. p., no. 69, reproduced fig. 69;

E. Merkel, in Da Tiziano a El Greco, per la storia del Manierismo a Venezia, exh. cat., Milan 1981, pp. 202, 205, no. 75, reproduced;

U. Ruggeri, ‘Proposte per il catalogo di Battista Franco’, in Notizie da Palazzo Albani, XII 1984, pp. 18–19;

E. Saccomani, ‘Battista Franco alla corte di Urbino: dai perduti affreschi del Duomo ai modelli per le maioliche istoriate’, in Pittura Veneta nelle Marche, V. Curzi (ed.), Milan 2000, pp. 214, 218–9, reproduced fig. 7;

L. Bellosi, ‘Per Battista Franco’, in Prospettiva, 106–7, April–July 2002, pp. 180–81 n. 13;

A.V. Lauder, ‘Battista Franco (c. 1510–1561), His Life and Work with Catalogue Raisonne’, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cambridge 2004, part I, p. 115; part II, pp. 777–78, no. 8PA; part IV, reproduced fig. 205;

A.V. Lauder, Dessins italiens du Musée du Louvre: Battista Franco, vol. VIII, Milan and Paris 2009, pp. 224–25, under no. 56.

Venice, Palazzo Ducale, Da Tiziano a El Greco, per la storia del Manierismo a Venezia, 15401590, September–December 1981, no. 75.