Attributed to Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, il Morazzone (Morazzone 1573-1626)
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Attributed to Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, il Morazzone (Morazzone 1573-1626)

The Pietà

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Attributed to Pier Francesco Mazzucchelli, il Morazzone (Morazzone 1573-1626)
The Pietà
oil on slate
13 7/8 x 9¼ in. (45.3 x 23.5 cm.)
in a carved and gilded 17th Century Italian frame
Provenance
M.J.B. Jungmann, The Netherlands, 1924 (according to a letter glued to the reverse dated 19 April 1924 by Bredius).
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 26 July 1968, lot 14 (180 gns. to O. Poggi).
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Lot Essay

Elements of the composition - in particular the torso and arms of the Virgin and of the dead Christ - were taken up by one of the foremost of Morazzone's followers, Isidoro Bianchi (1602-1690) in an altarpiece of The Lamentation with a Bishop Saint and Saint Charles Borromeo, a preparatory drawing for which was sold in these Rooms, 18 April 1989, lot 24.

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