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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 3

    Giovanni dal Ponte Florence 1385-1437/38

    The Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist, Andrew, Anthony Abbot, and Nicholas of Bari; the Annunciation in the predella

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    Giovanni dal Ponte Florence 1385-1437/38
    The Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist, Andrew, Anthony Abbot, and Nicholas of Bari; the Annunciation in the predella
    with signature 'JACOBUS DI LANDINVS' (on the plinth)
    tempera and gold on panel, arched top
    46 x 24 in. 116.8 x 61 cm.


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    Giovanni dal Ponte, so named after the location of his studio at Santo Stefano a Ponte in Florence, is believed to have been a student of Spinello Aretino. A prolific artist, Giovanni painted in a decorative, linear manner influenced by the Late Gothic style, with some degree of variation as he assimilated the artistic advances of his contemporaries. The figure of Saint John the Baptist in this composition can be compared to the same figure in two versions of Giovanni's Triptych: Coronation of the Virgin (Musée Condé, Chantilly; and Accademia, Florence). The fall of the Virgin's robe, with the right side draped over her left knee, recalls in reverse Spinello's treatment of the same subject (Pinacoteca, Città di Castello).

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    with Victor Spark, New York.


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