Lot 21: Circle of Francesco de Tatti The Baptism of Christ
January 29, 2014
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Circle of Francesco de Tatti
The Baptism of Christ
Oil on panel
13 1/4 x 18 7/8 inches (33.5 x 48 cm)
Francesco de Tatti was active in Varese and Milan during the early sixteenth century. His paintings are rare; examples are a signed and dated (1512) altarpiece of the enthroned Virgin and Child with Angels in the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Nancy, France; and a polyptych of the Crucifixion in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.
C Estate of Elisabeth Sloan Riddle
Scattered inpaint throughout, especially in the sky; contours and shadows on the figures of Christ and St. John the Baptist have been reinforced; the clouds appear to have been restored.
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