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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 251

    Master of the Fiesole Epiphany (Italian, active 1450-1500)

    The Servant of Caiaphas; and Saint John the Divine - two fragments from The Crucifixion with an abbreviated story of the Passion

    Price Realised  

    Master of the Fiesole Epiphany (Italian, active 1450-1500)
    The Servant of Caiaphas; and Saint John the Divine - two fragments from The Crucifixion with an abbreviated story of the Passion
    on panel, two fragments
    the former 14¾ x 9 5/8 in. (37.5 x 24.5 cm.); the latter 14 x 10¾ in. (35.6 x 27.5 cm.)
    a set of two (2)


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    When the present pictures were sold in these rooms in 1966 (with a third fragment--The Sudarium of Saint Veronica), several other fragments were known, four of them in English private collections. All of the known fragments were later added to the corpus of The Master of the Fiesole Epiphany, published by Everett Fahy in 2001 (op. cit., Appendix). The other fragments were listed as London, Private collection (in 1998): The Mourning Virgin; The Mocking Christ, and Saint Peter, New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, 1959.15.9: Bust of Christ, and Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines), Alphonse Kahn in 1941: Pilate Washing His Hands; The Kiss of Judas,

    Other works by the Master are in Lille (Musée des beaux-arts), London (Courtauld Gallery, Gambier-Parry Collection) and Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Museum), as well as in other museums and private collections in Europe and America.

    When the panel was intact, the present pictures were adjacent, Saint John placed below the Servant.

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    Provenance

    Private collection, Russia, before 1917.
    P.G. Konody, London.
    with Thomas Agnew & Sons, London.
    Sir Thomas Barlow (Servant of Caiphas panel only).
    Baron Hatvany, London; (+) sale, Christie's, London, 17 July 1981, lot 13, as Follower of Jacopo del Sellaio, with another fragment (The Sudarium of Saint Veronica).


    Literature

    L. Venturi, 'Reconstruction of a painting by Andrea del Castagno', The Art Quarterly, Winter 1944, pp. 23-3, figs. 4, 5 and 10.
    E. Fahy, 'The Este predella panels and other works by the Master of the Fiesole Epiphany', Nuovi Studi, 6-7, no. 9 (2001-2), p. 22, under Budapest, Baron F. Hatvany.