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Perugino (1450 - 1523)

Lot 195: Circle of Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, called Perugino (Città della Pieve c . 1450-1523 Fontignano)

Christie's

July 6, 2011
London, United Kingdom

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Description

Circle of Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, called Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-1523 Fontignano)
Saint Lawrence baptising the gaoler Hippolytus - a panel from a predella
oil on panel
10½ x 17 5/8 in. (26.8 x 44.1 cm.)

Provenance

Marquise de Vibraye Landecoste (according to a label on the reverse).
Baron Deline, château de Mello (according to a label on the reverse).
Château de Mello, whose foundations go back to the ninth century, was bought in 1819 by François-Alexandre Seillière, later Baron de Mello, French industrialist, art and book collector. His son, Achille (1813-1887) greatly augmented the collections which in turn were inherited by his sons Nicolas (d. 1887) and Franç ois-Florentin-Achille (d. 1890). The library at the château ('la bibliothèque de Mello') was one of the most important assembled in France in the nineteenth century.

Notes

Circle of Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, called Perugino (Città della Pieve c. 1450-1523 Fontignano)
Saint Lawrence baptising the gaoler Hippolytus - a panel from a predella
oil on panel
10½ x 17 5/8 in. (26.8 x 44.1 cm.)

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