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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 308

    Follower of Antonio Allegri, il Correggio

    The Assumption of the Virgin

    Price Realised  

    Follower of Antonio Allegri, il Correggio
    The Assumption of the Virgin
    red chalk
    4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (124 x 105 mm.)


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    Derived from the fresco in the cupola of Parma Cathedral (circa 1526-30). Another copy is at Chatsworth (A.E. Popham, Correggio's Drawings, London, 1957, p. 175, no. A13).

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    Provenance

    Sir Joshua Reynolds (L. 2364).
    T. Blayds (L. 416a), on associated mount with attribution 'Corregio' and shelfmark 'J.32.' (verso); probably Christie's, London, 29 March 1849, part of lot 36 (A Collection of Drawings by Old Masters..., 36 guineas to Thatcher).
    Lord Overstone, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LOYD COLLECTION (LOTS 308, 313, 315, 317, 339, 361, 363 and 393)


    Literature

    G. Redford, Descriptive catalogue of Works of Art at Overstone Park, Lockinge House and Carlton Gardens, 1878, no. 35.
    [L. Parris], The Loyd Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1967, and with a new introduction by Francis Russell, 1991, p. 33, no. 76.