• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2289

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    Circle of Filippino Lippi (Italian, 1457-1504)

    The Holy Family with the infant St. John the Baptist

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    Circle of Filippino Lippi (Italian, 1457-1504)
    The Holy Family with the infant St. John the Baptist
    oil on panel
    28 in. diameter, circular


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    The present lot relects a lost composition by the artist, which is otherwise known from an autograph drawing in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi (inv.no. 226E), as well as several other painted tondi and a fragment depicting the Virgin Mary only, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (for those works, see J.K. Nelson and P. Zambrano, Filippino Lippi, Milan 2004, p. 389, fig. 313 [Uffizi drawing]; for the related paintings see p. 608, no. R19; p. 610, no. R31; and p. 611, no. R35).

    Lippi's lost original has been dated to the 1490s (see K. Christiansen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Notable Acquisitions 1982-1983, New York 1983, p. 38, illus.).

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    This lot is offered without reserve.