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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 15

    Circle of Vincent Sellaer (c. 1490-after 1544)

    The Madonna of Loreto

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Vincent Sellaer (c. 1490-after 1544)
    The Madonna of Loreto
    oil on panel
    126.2 x 96.6 cm.


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    The composition is after the prototype by Raphael of circa 1509 in the Musée Condé of Chantilly and depicts the Child playing with the Virgin's veil as Saint Joseph looks on from the shadows. It is assumed that the prototype surfaced in 1717 in Loreto, as a gift by the Roman Girolamo Lottorio, where the name Madonna of Loreto derives. Following the French invasion, the painting by Raphael is said to have been taken in the year 1798 to Rome and from there to Paris. The present lot is offered with a Festschrift by S. Vögelin for J. Burkhardt, Die Madonna von Loretto, Zürich, 1870.

    Provenance

    Prof. dr. Franz Serafin Exner (1849-1926), Vienna; by descent to
    Prisca Hildegarde Dorothea Dijkgraaf-Exner (1877-1966), The Hague;
    Prof. dr. Sven Dijkgraaf (1908-1995), Utrecht;
    Elisabeth Johanna Maria Dijkgraaf-Kunz (1925-2012), Utrecht; thence to the present owner.