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    Sale 7744

    OLD MASTERS & 19TH CENTURY ART DAY SALE

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 242

    Studio of Piero di Cosimo (?Florence 1461/2-?1521)

    The Holy Family with an adoring Angel, the manger and the retinue of the Magi beyond

    Price Realised  

    Studio of Piero di Cosimo (?Florence 1461/2-?1521)
    The Holy Family with an adoring Angel, the manger and the retinue of the Magi beyond
    with an armorial red-wax seal bearing the arms of the marquis Dadvisard de Talairan (on the reverse)
    oil on panel, tondo
    33¼ in. (84.1 cm.) diam.
    in an early 16th century Florentine carved and gilded fruitwood frame, redecorated


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    We are grateful to Mr. Jan van Helmont for his assistance in identifying the Dadvisard arms.

    Provenance

    Marquis Davidsard de Talairan, France.
    Mrs. Cantley (according to a note in the auctioneer's book), by whom bequeathed to
    Lady Adelaide Brownlow, Countess Brownlow, nee Chetwynd-Talbot (d. 1917), at Alford House (according to a label on the reverse), and by inheritance to
    Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (1899-1978), Belton House, Grantham; Christie's, London, 3 May 1929, lot 13, as 'Pintoricchio' (440 gns. to The Savile Gallery).