Here, Saint John's large and rather widely-set eyes, his and Christ's rounded foreheads, and the idea of setting the Madonna in profile, are characteristic features of the master's style, which may be compared with the Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints in the Chiesa di S. Lucia, Montebicchieri, San Miniato,3 or the San Augustus with Saint Rock and Sebastian, sold at the Dorotheum, Vienna, 17 October 2012, lot 518.
We are grateful to Dottoressa Nicoletta Pons for endorsing the attribution to the master, on the basis of a digital image.
1 E. Fahy, 'Master of Tavernelle', in Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandajo, doctoral diss., Harvard University 1968, pp. 200–02.
2 F. Zeri, 'Una congiunzione tra Firenze e Francia: il Maestro dei cassoni Campana', in Diari di lavoro 2, Turin 1976, pp. 75–88.
3 See Zeri 1976, p. 85, reproduced fig. 88.
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