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    Sale 12307

    Old Master and British Paintings

    2 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    Luca Antonio Busati (active Padua and Venice, first half of the 16th Century)

    Judith with the head of Holofernes

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    Estimate

    Luca Antonio Busati (active Padua and Venice, first half of the 16th Century)
    Judith with the head of Holofernes
    oil on canvas, quatrefoil
    19 ½ x 22 in. (49.5 x 56 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Peter Humfrey for confirming the attribution after inspection of the original.

    Provenance

    Rasini collection, Milan
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 December 1977, lot 7, as 'L. Lotto'.


    Literature

    L. Coletti, Pittura Veneta del Quattrocento, 1953, pp. ixxvi-ixxvii, as Giorgione.
    L. Coletti, Giorgione, 1955, pp. 32-33, as Giorgione.
    L. Coletti, Cima da Conegliano, Venice, 1959, pp. 50 and 80, no. 49, as Giorgione.
    T. Pignatti, L’Opera Completa di Giorgione, Milan, 1969, pp. 129-130, no. A. 30, fig. 150, as not by Giorgione.
    P. Zampetti, The Complete Paintings of Giorgione, Milan, 1970, p. 98, no. 51, as not by Giorgione.
    A. Tempestini, 'I fratelli Busati e il Maestro Veneto dell' "Incredulità di San Tommaso"', Studi di Storia dell'Arte, 4, 1993, pp. 27-68, fig. 49, as Luca Antonio Busati.