27 September 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 9,375
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
Giovanni Martinelli (Montevarchi 1600/4-1659 Florence)
oil on canvas
28 ¼ x 22 7/8 in. (71.7 x 58.1 cm.); and another picture, Follower of Giovanni Martinelli, Roman Charity
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We are grateful to Dr. Francesca Baldessari for proposing the attribution to Martinelli on the basis of photographs. Dr. Baldessari dates the picture to circa 1647 and compares it with the Madonna del Rosario e santi in the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Biforco, which is signed and dated that year.
Anonymous sale [Mrs J. Temple, Park Street, London]; Christie's, London, 24 October 1958, lot 2 as 'Valentin' (16 gns.).
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