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Palma Vecchio (1480 - 1528)

Lot 145: Circle of Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Vecchio (Serina, near Bergamo c. 1480-1528 Venice)

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December 7, 2011
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Circle of Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Vecchio (Serina, near Bergamo c. 1480-1528 Venice)
The Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Paul
oil on canvas, transferred from panel
29 7/8 x 49 5/8 in. (75.9 x 126.1 cm.)
with an inscription in Cyrillic on a cutting from the reverse of the original lining canvas, 'Transferred from wood onto canvas in St. Petersburg The restorer F.Tabuntsov, the year 1855.', and the Russian inscription 'from the bedroom' (on the reverse of the stretcher)

Literature

J.D. Passavant, Galerie Leuchtenberg: Gemälde-Sammlung Seiner Kaiserl. Hoheit des Herzogs von Leuchtenberg in München, Frankfurt am Main, 1851, p. 3, no. 10, illustrated with an engraving, as 'Titian'.
J.D. Passavant, The Leuchtenberg gallery: A collection of pictures forming the celebrated gallery of His Imperial Highness, the Duke of Leuchtenberg, at Munich, London, 1852, p. 7, illustrated with an engraving, as 'Titian'.
A.-B. Nordiska Kompaniet, Leuchtenbergska Tavelsamlingen, Stockholm, 1917, no. 2.

Provenance

(Probably) Acquired by Eugène de Beauharnais, Viceroy of Italy, Prince of Venice, Hereditary Grand Duke of Frankfurt, 1st Duke of Leuchtenberg and 1st Prince of Eichstätt ad personam (1781-1824), son of Empress Joséphine and adopted son of Emperor Napoléon I, commander of the Army of Italy and statesman, and by descent to his second son,
Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817-1852), from 1839 husband of Grand Duchess Maria Nikolayevna of Russia and son-in-law of Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, by 1851, in Munich and subsequently Saint Petersburg, and by descent.
A.-B. Nordiska Kompaniet, Stockholm, by 1917, by whom acquired with 92 other paintings from the Leuchtenberg collection.

Notes

Circle of Jacopo Negretti, Palma il Vecchio (Serina, near Bergamo c. 1480-1528 Venice)
The Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Paul
oil on canvas, transferred from panel
29 7/8 x 49 5/8 in. (75.9 x 126.1 cm.)
with an inscription in Cyrillic on a cutting from the reverse of the original lining canvas, 'Transferred from wood onto canvas in St. Petersburg The restorer F.Tabuntsov, the year 1855.', and the Russian inscription 'from the bedroom' (on the reverse of the stretcher)

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