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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 104

    Circle of Michele da Verona (Verona c. 1470-1536/44)

    A cavalry skirmish between Christians and Turks

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    Estimate

    Circle of Michele da Verona (Verona c. 1470-1536/44)
    A cavalry skirmish between Christians and Turks
    oil on canvas
    41½ x 96¼ in. (105.4 x 244.4 cm.)


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    This unusually ambitious secular canvas was tentatively attributed by Berenson to Michele da Verona as a late work. Like Michele's certain works, this reveals a strong Venetian influence.

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    Provenance

    Karl I of Liechtenstein, First Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1569-1627), and by descent; in the Garden Palace at Rossau by 1873 (when recorded as being there by Falke, loc. cit.); moved to Schloss Eisgrub, Lednice, Bohemia, by 1888; taken to Vienna in November 1892, until November 1942, when returned to Schloss Eisgrub, until October 1944, when moved to Schloss Moosham, Unternberg, Lungau, until February 1945, when moved to Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, where displayed on the entrance wall of the Südrondell Saal until 2006.


    Literature

    Sammlungskatalog, 1805, MS, Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, no. 436, as a work purchased by Karl I, First Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1569-1627).
    J. Falke, Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1873, p. 130, no. 1120.
    A. Kronfeld, Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien, Vienna, 1931, p. 195, no. A 1120.
    B. Berenson, Italian pictures of the Renaissance, Oxford, 1932, p. 364, as 'L. (?)' under Michele da Verona (i.e., possibly a late work by Michele da Verona).
    R. van Marle, The Development of the Italian Schools of Painting, The Hague, 1935, vol. XVII, p. 181.
    B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. A list of the principal artists and their works, with an index of places: Central Italian and North Italian Schools, New York, 1968, I, p. 272, as 'L. (?)' under Michele da Verona (i.e., possibly a late work by Michele da Verona).


    Exhibited

    Vaduz, Engländergebäude, Waffen aus vier Jahrhunderten. Aus den Sammlungen Seiner Durchlaucht des Regierden Fürsten von Liechtenstein, 1952.
    Vaduz, Liechtensteinisches Landesmuseum, 1972.