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    Sale 5232

    Old Master & British Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    Follower of Guido Reni

    The Madonna and Child

    Price Realised  


    Follower of Guido Reni
    The Madonna and Child
    oil on canvas
    12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.7 cm.)

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    The composition of the present work derives from a painting by Guido Reni of 1627 in Rome, Doria-Pamphilj Gallery, which was much copied by his studio (D.S. Pepper, Guido Reni a complete catalogue of his works, Oxford, 1984, no. 115). The present work departs from Reni's model, for example by placing the Virgin's hand accross her chest instead of being joined in prayer, and in the pose of the sleeping Christ.

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