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Jacopo Robusti, Il Tintoretto Venice 1519-1594
Jacopo Robusti, Il Tintoretto Venice 1519-1594

The Madonna and Child

Details
Jacopo Robusti, Il Tintoretto Venice 1519-1594
The Madonna and Child
oil on canvas, the corners made up
33 x 38 in. 83.8 x 96.5 cm.
Provenance
with Silvano Lodi.
Literature
O. Benesch, 'Some unknown early works by Tintoretto', Arte Veneta, X, 1956, pp. 101-03.
R. Pallucchini, 'Inediti di Jacopo Tintoretto', Arte Veneta, XXIII, p. 38.
P.L. de Vecchi, L'opera completa del Tintoretto, Milan, 1970, p. 134, no. B3 (as 'not by Jacopo Tintoretto').
R. Pallucchini, et al., Tintoretto, Milan, 1982, p. 146, no. 94.

Lot Essay

It is possible that the present work was painted to celebrate a marriage between members of two patrician families, based on the two coats of arms flanking the Madonna's throne. That on the right, belonging to the Cappello family, is clearly identifiable, while the one on the left seems to be that of the Gattemelata family.

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