PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Professor Andrea De Marchi (see Literature) dates this intriguing panel to around 1410 and proposes convincingly that it is the central section of a dismembered polyptych, the original measurement of which would have been a little more than 80 x 110 cm. The six lateral panels, of approximately 27 x 27 cm., were stacked vertically in two groups of three, and depict episodes from the Passion. These were sold as three pairs in London, Christie's, 23 June 1967, lots 102–04, as North Italian School, circa 1350. The panel which depicts the Noli Me Tangere is now in the Museo Civico Amedeo Lia in La Spezia as by the circle of Altichiero, and another is in a private collection in Verona.1
We are grateful to Professor Andrea De Marchi for re-endorsing the attribution on the basis of digital images.
1 See F. Zeri and A.G. De Marchi, La Spezia, Museo civico Amedeo Lia, Dipinti, Milan 1997, pp. 28–31, cat. no. 4, reproduced. The other five panels are also reproduced.
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