26 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 23,300
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000
THE MOTHER OF GOD WITH "THE PLAYING CHILD"
MACEDONIAN, 17TH CENTURY
Represented half-length, holding Christ in her arms, leaning forward, her cheek touching to that of her Son, him caressing her face, holding a scroll, stretching his leg and revealing his underfoot, the background dark green at the bottom and gold above, the inscriptions in red, the rims with punched decoration, painted with pale colours, the flesh highlighted with delicate white brushstrokes
13 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. (34.6 x 27.6 cm)
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Please note that this lot carries a revised estimate of 15,000-20,000 GBP