• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 263

    Filippino Lippi (Prato c. 1457-1504 Florence)

    Christ as the Man of Sorrows

    Price Realised  

    Filippino Lippi (Prato c. 1457-1504 Florence)
    Christ as the Man of Sorrows
    tempera and oil on panel
    5 3/8 x 4 5/8 in. (13.7 x 11.7 cm.)


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    According to Jonathan Nelson (op. cit, pp. 186-187), the present lot is the central panel from the predella of the Adoration of the Magi in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (inv. no. 1890.1566). The entire altarpiece, commissioned by the Augustinians of San Donato a Scopeta, was completed in 1496. The whereabouts of other sections are known from the dismantled altarpiece; however, when Alessandro Cecchi reconstructed the original altarpiece, he was unaware of the present painting and used, instead, a workshop copy once in the Galleria Bellini, Florence (see 'Una predella e altri contributi per l'Adorazione dei Magi di Filippino', Gli Uffizi. Studi e ricerche 5: I pittori della Brancacci agli Uffizi, Florence, 1988, pp. 59-72).

    Provenance

    Sir Augustus Will Calcott (1779-1844), London.
    Private collection, Great Britain.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, 19 June 1987, lot 113.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    J.K. Nelson, 'The Later Works of Filippino Lippi: From His Roman Sojourn Until His Death (ca. 1489-1504)', unpublished PhD. diss., New York University, 1992, pp. 186-187, 324, note 120, fig. 38.
    P. Zambrano and J.K. Nelson, Filippino Lippi, Milan, 2004, p. 596, no. 52.3.


    Exhibited

    Arezzo, Palazzo del Commune, Leonardo e dintorni: il Maestro, le botteghe, il territorio, 31 August 2001-6 April 2002, pp. 71, 78, 100, 101, no. 4, fig 56.