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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    Studio of Francesco Raibolini, Francesco Francia (Bologna c. 1450-1517)

    The Madonna and Child

    Price Realised  


    Studio of Francesco Raibolini, Francesco Francia (Bologna c. 1450-1517)
    The Madonna and Child
    oil on panel
    15 3/8 x 11½ in. (39 x 29.2 cm.)

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    George William Fox, 9th Baron Kinnaird, was Master of the Buckhounds between 1839 and 1841; Lord Lieutenant of Perth; and was created Baron Rossie, of Rossie, Perth in June 1831, and Baron Kinnaird, of Rossie, Perth, in September 1860.

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    (Probably) acquired by George William Fox, 9th Lord Kinnaird (1807-1878), and by descent to Kenneth, 12th Lord Kinnaird, Rossie Priory, Inchture, Perthshire; Christie's, London, 21 June 1946, lot 25 (290 gns. to the following);
    with David M. Koester Gallery, New York, from whom acquired in 1952 by the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina (no. 52.9.155), deacessioned by the museum; Sotheby's, New York, 28 January 1999, lot 201.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN (LOTS 119, 125, 138, 157, 187, 193, 216 AND 235)


    Dr. Waagen, Treasures of Art in Great Britain, London, 1857, IV (supplement), p. 446.
    W.R. Valentiner, North Carolina Museum of Art, Catalogue of Paintings, including three sets of tapestries, Raleigh, 1956, p. 79, no. 185, illustrated, as datable to circa 1506 (according to C. Gilbert).
    The Samuel H. Kress Collection, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 1960, pp. 80-1.
    B.B. Fredericksen and F. Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Cambridge Mass., 1972, pp. 75 and 627.
    E. Negro and N. Roio, Francesco Francia e la sua scuola, Modena, 1998, pp. 251-2, as School of Francesco Francia.