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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 317

    Flemish School, 17th Century

    The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, after Sansovino

    Price Realised  

    Flemish School, 17th Century
    The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne, after Sansovino
    black chalk, brown and grey wash
    9 5/8 x 6¾ in. (244 x 171 mm.); and Flemish School, 17th Century, each by a different hand; A king and an attendant in adoration of a Holy relic; A group of angels flying through the sky, two holding laurel wreaths; The Trinity; The Assumption of the Virgin (5)


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    The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is after Andrea Sansovino's 1512 sculpture in S. Agostino, Rome. At one point considered to be a work by Rubens, the drawing has an illustrious provenance, having been in the collections of John Richardson, Jr. and Sir Thomas Lawrence.
    The Assumption of the Virgin is after Rubens' altarpiece of the same subject for the Antwerp Cathedral.

    Provenance

    J. Richardson, Jr. (L. 2170).
    R. Cosway (L. 628).
    Sir Thomas Lawrence (L. 2445).
    Acquired in Stockholm, 1968 (1).


    Exhibited

    Binghamton, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton, and elsewhere, Drawings from the Held Collection, 1970, no. 51 (as 'Unknown Master, Flemish School, 17th Century) (1).