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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 37

    Master of Sant'Ivo (active in Florence c. 1390-1415)

    The Madonna and Child

    Price Realised  

    Master of Sant'Ivo (active in Florence c. 1390-1415)
    The Madonna and Child
    on gold ground panel, shaped top
    27¾ x 19 1/8 in. (70.5 x 48.6 cm.)


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    This Madonna is, as Professor Miklós Boskovits confirms, a characteristic work by a productive Florentine artist, whose namepiece is the Saint Ivo in Judgement in the Palazzo di Parte Guelfa in Florence. The fullest account of the Master is that of Baldini (op. cit., pp. 261-76). The artist may have been a pupil of Agnolo Gaddi, who ran one of the busiest workshops in late trecento Florence, but his work also suggests the influence of Lorenzo di Niccolò and, the Master's presumably closer contemporary, Mariotto di Nardo. The Sant'Ivo Master specialised in small devotional panels, and painted at least four other panels of the Madonna of Humility.

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    Provenance

    with the Acquavella Gallery, New York, circa 1949, as the Master of the Bambino Vispo.
    Presumably with M. Roy Fisher Fine Arts, New York, before 1995.


    Literature

    Presumably C. Baldini, 'Il Maestro di Sant'Ivo: profilo di un pittore fiorentino a cavallo tra XIV e XV secolo', in Arte Christiana, XLIII, 829, p. 275, no. 38.