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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 245

    Bartolommeo Traballesi (Florence c. 1540-1585)

    Portrait of a lady, possibly Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), three-quarter-length, in a green dress and pearls, standing by a draped table, with a pet squirrel

    Price Realised  

    Bartolommeo Traballesi (Florence c. 1540-1585)
    Portrait of a lady, possibly Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), three-quarter-length, in a green dress and pearls, standing by a draped table, with a pet squirrel
    oil on panel, the reverse branded with the mark 'A·A'
    38¼ x 29 in. (97.2 x 73.7 cm.)


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    Lisa Goldenberg Stoppato proposed the attribution to Traballesi in private correspondence with the present owner (October 2008) and suggested that the sitter might be Maddalena Salvetti (1557-1610), daughter of Salvetto di Niccolò Salvetti and wife of Zanobi di Acciaiuolo Acciaiuoli.

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    Provenance

    with G. Donaldson, Renaissance Galleries, 104 New Bond Street; Christie's, London, 9 July 1901, lot 45, as 'Bronzino'.
    Anonymous sale; Henri Baudoin, Paris, 24 June 1922, as 'School of Bronzino'.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 11 January 1996, lot 51, as 'Tommaso Manzuoli, Portrait of an elegant woman said to be Maddalena Acciaiolli'.