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Andrea Meldolla (1500 - 1563)

Lot 108: Christ and the Woman taken in Adultery

Christie's

April 25, 2008
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Attributed to Andrea Meldolla, lo Schiavone (Zadar 1500-1563 Venice) and Studio
Christ and the Woman taken in Adultery
oil on canvas
40 1/8 x 64 5/8 in. (101.9 x 164.2 cm.)

Artist or Maker

Attributed to Andrea Meldolla, lo Schiavone (Zadar 1500-1563 Venice) and Studio

Literature

S.J. Ribeiro, Revista Universal Lisbonense, VII, Lisbon, 1848, pp. 245-6.

Provenance

Doña Carlota Joaquina Teresa (1775-1830), Queen of Portugal and daughter of Charles IV, King of Spain (given to her as part of her dowry); sale, Lisbon, 1848, lot 81, as 'original da maneira langa de Ticiano'.

Notes

We are grateful to Professor Peter Humfrey for pointing out that a picture of this subject was recorded by Ridolfi as in the Ruzzini Collection, Venice (1648, ed., Hadeln, I, p. 252). Humfrey has noted that this painting can perhaps be dated to around 1557, but before the compositionally related Christ before Herod, at the Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.

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