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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 245

    Jacopo Robusti, Il Tintoretto Venice 1519-1594

    The Madonna and Child

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jacopo Robusti, Il Tintoretto Venice 1519-1594
    The Madonna and Child
    oil on canvas, the corners made up
    33 x 38 in. 83.8 x 96.5 cm.


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    It is possible that the present work was painted to celebrate a marriage between members of two patrician families, based on the two coats of arms flanking the Madonna's throne. That on the right, belonging to the Cappello family, is clearly identifiable, while the one on the left seems to be that of the Gattemelata family.

    Provenance

    with Silvano Lodi.


    Literature

    O. Benesch, 'Some unknown early works by Tintoretto', Arte Veneta, X, 1956, pp. 101-03.
    R. Pallucchini, 'Inediti di Jacopo Tintoretto', Arte Veneta, XXIII, p. 38.
    P.L. de Vecchi, L'opera completa del Tintoretto, Milan, 1970, p. 134, no. B3 (as 'not by Jacopo Tintoretto').
    R. Pallucchini, et al., Tintoretto, Milan, 1982, p. 146, no. 94.