Lot 1107: AMBROGIO BORGOGNONE, attributed to, THE VIRGIN WITH CHILD, Fresco, 76 x 69 cm (oval)
November 17, 2012
Cologne, GermanyLive Auction
Description: The Virgin, in half length, is depicted behind a parapet upon which the Child is sitting, vested in a short gown. Mary is depicted breastfeeding and holding an open prayer book in her left hand. Ambrogio di Stefano da Fossano, called Borgognone, was mainly active in Milan and was one of the most important fresco painters in Lombardy. The attribution of the present fresco to Borgognone stems from Wilhelm von Bode who advised the former owner and collector, Heinrich Vieweg.
VAT: Margin Scheme
Provenance: Heinrich Vieweg Collection (1826-1890), Brunswick. - Collection of Helene Tepelmann, née Vieweg, Wendhausen Castle. - Her sale, 405th Lempertz Auction, Cologne, 1.2.1940, lot 6. - Since then in private collection, Lower Rhineland.
Dimensions: 76 x 69 cm (oval)
Artist or Maker: AMBROGIO BORGOGNONE, attributed to
Exhibited: THE VIRGIN WITH CHILD