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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    Andrea di Bartolo (active Siena 1389-1428)

    The Madonna dell'Umiltà, with two Angels

    Price Realised  


    Andrea di Bartolo (active Siena 1389-1428)
    The Madonna dell'Umiltà, with two Angels
    tempera on gold ground panel, in an engaged frame
    26 x 17 in. (66 x 43.1 cm.)

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    Andrea di Bartolo painted the Madonna dell'Umiltà several times. H.W. van Os lists the various types and illustrates the present picture both before and after the restoration that altered the features of the faces (op. cit., pp. 119-27, pls. 69 and 70 respectively), presumably thinking that they were two different paintings. The restoration must have happened at some point after 1926, when the painting is recorded in the Paolini collection in its original state (photograph in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute, London).

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    Paolini collection, Rome.
    Robert Lehman, by whom given in 1957 to
    the Bob Jones University, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.
    with Pardo, Paris.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 29 November 1986, lot 302, where acquired by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 30, 31, 34, 35 AND 101-118)


    R. van Marle, 'Unknown paintings by Simone Martini and his followers - I', Apollo, October 1926, pp. 164-5, illustrated.
    'Beaux objets sur le marché', L'Oeil, 113, May 1964, p. 43, illustrated.
    B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance, Central Italian and North Italian Schools, London, 1968, I, p. 6.
    H.W. van Os, Marias Demut und Verherrlichung in der sienesischen Malerei 1300-1450, The Hague, 1969, pls. 69-70.


    Paris, Galerie Hervé, La conquête de l'espace, 1969.