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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    Master of the Fiesole Epiphany active Florence 15th Century

    The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Master of the Fiesole Epiphany active Florence 15th Century
    The Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
    tempera and gold on panel, arched top
    29 7/8 x 17 1/8 in. 71 x 43.5 cm.


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    We are grateful to Everett Fahy for confirming the attribution on the inspection of the original (verbal communication, October 2008).

    Mr. Fahy has suggested that the Master of the Fiesole Epiphany may be 'identical to Jacopo del Sellaio's workshop companion, Filippo di Giuliano'.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Charles Sedelmeyer; Paris, 3-5 June 1907, lot 144, as 'Ecole de Fra Filippo [Lippi]'.
    Anonymous sale; Hôtel des Ventes Poincaré, Nanterre, 6 December 1990, lot 125.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Literature

    E. Fahy, Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandaio, London, 1976, p. 170, as the 'Master of the Fiesole Epiphany'.
    E. Fahy, 'The Este Predella Panels and Other Works by the Master of the Fiesole Epiphany', Nuovi Studi, VI-VII, no. 9, 2003, p. 24.