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    Sale 5232

    Old Master & British Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 62

    Circle of Andrea d'Angiolo, called Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-1530)

    Saint Sebastian with an arrow in his right hand and the martyr's palm in his left

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Andrea d'Angiolo, called Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-1530)
    Saint Sebastian with an arrow in his right hand and the martyr's palm in his left
    oil on panel
    34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm.)


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    The present work is one of many copies after the lost 'Saint Sebastian' by del Sarto, of which, on the basis of a photograph, Professor Freedberg, in a letter of 1981, wrote that it is 'at least tentatively necessary to conclude that this is an excellent stuido painting, I think, most likely produced during the last years of Sarto's life or very shortly afterwards by an assistant or close follower'.

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    Provenance

    with E. Slater, Old Bond Street; Christie's, London, 18 March 1955, lot 76 (50 gns. to Dent).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 April 1984, lot 2.


    Literature

    S. Freedberg, Andrea del Sarto, II, Cambridge, Mass., 1963 p.194.
    J. Shearman, Andrea del Sarto, II, Oxford, 1965, p.286.