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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 111

    Giacomo Raibolini, called Giacomo Francia (Bologna c. 1486-1557)

    The Madonna and Child, seen through a feigned window

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    Estimate

    Giacomo Raibolini, called Giacomo Francia (Bologna c. 1486-1557)
    The Madonna and Child, seen through a feigned window
    oil on panel
    27¼ x 25½ in. (69.3 x 64.8 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Josef Leistler, Director of Building at the Princely Court of Liechtenstein, architect of the Dommayers Casino, Vienna, from whose estate acquired in 1832 by
    Johann I Josef, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1760-1836), and by descent in the Garden Palace at Rossau (where recorded by Falke in 1873 and 1885, loc. cit.); at Gaming, Styria, in 1941, until February 1945, when moved to Lauffen bei Ischl, until April 1945 when moved to Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, until the present.


    Literature

    G.F. Waagen, Die vornehmsten Kunstdenkmäler in Wien, Vienna, 1866, p. 260.
    J. Falke, Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1873, p. 36, no. 287, as by Francesco Francia.
    J. Falke, Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna, 1885, p. 6, no. 34.
    W. Suida, Die Gemäldegalerie der K.K. Akademie der bildenden Künste. Die Sammlungen Liechtenstein, Czernin, Harrach und Schönborn-Buchheim, Stuttgart, 1890, p. 75.
    W. Bode, Die Fürstlich Liechtenstein'sche Galerie in Wien, Vienna, 1896, p. 72.
    A. Venturi, Storia dell'arte italiana, vol. VII, 3, Milan, 1914, p. 961-2.
    A. Kronfeld, Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien, Vienna, 1931, p. 13, no. 34.
    E. Negro and N. Roio, Francesco Francia e la sua Scuola, Modena, 1998, p. 240, as a version of an untraced picture attributed, not without reason, to Giacomo.