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Fra Bartolommeo (1472 - 1517)

Lot 22: BACCIO DELLA PORTA, CALLED FRA BARTOLOMMEO

Sotheby's

January 26, 2012
New York, NY, US

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Description

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DODIE ROSEKRANS
FLORENCE 1472 - 1517
SAINT JEROME IN THE WILDERNESS
oil on panel, with an arched top
17 3/4 by 11 in.; 45.1 by 27.9 cm.

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy of Arts, Italian Art and Britain: Winter Exhibition, 2 January - 6 March 1960, no. 322;
Kings Lynn, Norfolk, Fermoy Art Gallery, Renaissance Painting in Tuscany, 1300 - 1500, 21 July - 4 August 1973, no. 35 (lent anonymously).

Literature

J.A. Crowe and G.B. Cavalcaselle, A History of Painting in Italy, Umbria, Florence and Siena from the Second to the Sixteenth Century, T. Borenius, ed., vol. VI, London 1914, p. 113, no. 1 (as Albertinelli);
T. Borenius and R. Benson, Catalogue of Italian Pictures at 16 South Street, Park Lane, London and Buckhurst in Sussex, Collected by Robert and Evelyn Benson, London 1914, p. 67, no. 35 (as Albertinelli);
A. Venturi, Storia dell'arte italiana, vol. IX, Milan 1925, pp. 256-258, reproduced p. 171 (as Fra Bartolommeo)
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works with an Index of Places, Oxford 1932, p. 48;
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance: A List of the Principal Artists and Their Works with an Index of Places. Florentine School, London 1963, vol. I, p. 23;
G. Schade, K.P. Arnold, et al., Kunst der Reformationzeit, exhibition catalogue, Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Haupstadt der DDR, 26 August - 13 November 1983, Berlin 1983, p. 284, under no. D65;
C. Fischer, Disegni di Fra Bartolommeo e della sua scuola, exhibition catalogue, Florence, Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, 1986, Florence 1986, pp. 33-35, under no. 4;
C. Fischer, catalogue entry in L'Eta' di Savonarola: Fra Bartolomeo e la scuola di San Marco, exhibition catalogue, Florence, Palazzo Pitti and Museo di San Marco, 25 April - 28 July 1996, Venice 1996, pp. 77-79, under no. 14.

Provenance

Charles Butler, London;
By whom sold to Robert Benson, London, by 1914;
Thence by inheritance to Walter Hungerford Pollen, Norton Hall, Gloucestershire, 1927;
Thence by descent in the family until sold;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 December 1988, lot 80, unsold;
Acquired by the present owner from Sotheby's in 1989.

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