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Andrea Del Sarto (1486 - 1530)

Lot 90: Circle of Andrea d'Agnolo, called Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486/88-1530)


January 26, 2001
New York, NY, US

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The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist oil on panel 591/2 x 45 in. (151 x 114.3 cm.) NOTES The present lot is based on del Sarto's Holy Family in the Galleria Nazionale, Rome. Sydney Freedberg ( Andrea del Sarto, Cambridge, MA, 1962, II, pp. 179-180) lists a number of variants, some of which include the figure of Saint John the Baptist, such as that formerly in the Gaddi-Poggi collection, Florence, in which the saint is similar to that in del Sarto's Pinti Madonna. In the present work, however, the Saint John is copied in reverse from Raphael's Madonna dell'Impannata, Palazzo Pitti, Florence. Freedberg ( loc. cit. ) records another version of the composition that also adapts this figure, but lacks the Saint Joseph.

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January 26, 2001, 12:00 AM EST

New York, NY, US