• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    Bonifazio de' Pitati, called Bonifazio Veronese (Verona 1487-1553 Venice)

    The Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis of Assisi

    Price Realised  

    Bonifazio de' Pitati, called Bonifazio Veronese (Verona 1487-1553 Venice)
    The Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome and Francis of Assisi
    oil on panel
    27¼ x 40¼ in. (69.3 x 102.3 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Peter Humfrey for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs. He regards it as an early work of circa 1525-30, when Bonifazio's style was still extremely close to that of Palma Vecchio, in whose studio he most probably trained as a young artist.

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    Provenance

    William Graham, M.P. (1817-1885), 35 Grosvenor Place, London, and by
    descent through his daughter;
    Amelia, wife of Sir Kenneth Muir Mackenzie, later 1st Baron Muir-Mackenzie (d. 1930), 12 Hyde Park, London, to their daughter;
    Lady Clive (d.1971), wife of Sir Robert Clive, to their daughter;
    Amy, Lady Harrison, and by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED ESTATE (LOT 20)


    Literature

    Catalogue of Pictures, Ancient and Modern. 35 Grosvenor Place, London, 1882, possibly no. 547, as Palma Vecchio.
    O. Garnett, 'The Letters and Collection of William Graham - Pre-Raphaelite Patron and Pre-Raphael Collector', The Walpole Society, LXII, 2000, possibly p. 327, no. d240.