ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (PISA 1563-1639 LONDON)
ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (PISA 1563-1639 LONDON)
ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (PISA 1563-1639 LONDON)
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ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (PISA 1563-1639 LONDON)

The Madonna and Child

Details
ORAZIO GENTILESCHI (PISA 1563-1639 LONDON)
The Madonna and Child
oil on panel
36 x 28 1⁄4 in. (91.4 x 73 cm.)
Provenance
(Possibly) Marchese Clemente Sannesi and his brother Cardinal Giacomo Sannesi (1551-1621) and by inheritance to Anna Maria Sannesi, the final heir of the Cardinal whose posthumous inventory of 1724 lists a Madonna and Child by Gentileschi, measuring 5 by 3 palmi (about 111 x 67 cm.) on panel.
Principe Leone Massimo, Rome, 1977.
with Galerie Giorgio Balboni, Paris.
with Matthiesen Fine Art, London, 1978-81, where acquired by,
The Barbara Piasecka Johnson Collection Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey, and by which sold,
[The Property of Mrs. Barbara Piasecka Johnson, the Proceeds of Sale to Benefit in Part the Institute for Child Development in Gdansk]; Christie's, London, 6 December 2007, lot 71, where acquired by the present owner.
Literature
R. Ward Bissell, Orazio Gentileschi and the Poetic Tradition in Caravaggesque Painting, University Park, PA, 1981, pp. 143-144, 147, no. 12, fig. 23.
M. Garrard, Artemisia Gentileschi: The Image of the Female Hero in Italian Baroque Art, Princeton, 1989, pp. 25-26, 32 and 493, notes 21 and 22, as 'Artemisia Gentileschi'.
R. Ward Bissell, Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art, Pennsylvania, 1999, pp. 326-327, no. X-18, fig. 218.
A. Sutherland Harris, 'Artemisia and Orazio: Drawing Conclusions', Artemisia Gentileschi: Taking Stock, Turnhout, 2005, pp. 138-139, fig. 7, as 'Artemisia Gentileschi'.
S. Chiodo and S. Padovani, eds., The Alana Collection: Italian Paintings from the 14th to the 16th century, III, Florence, 2014, pp. 204-207, no. 28, illustrated (entry by G. Papi).
P. Matthiesen, Artemesia Gentileschi - A Venetian Lucretia, London, 2020, p. 11.

Exhibited
London, Matthiesen Gallery, Important Italian Baroque Paintings, 1600-1700, 1981, no. 1.
Warsaw, Royal Castle; Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Staatliche Kunstsammlung, Opus Sacrum: Catalogue of the Exhibition from the Collection of Barbara Piasecka Johnson, 10 April 1990-30 September 1991, no. 30
Rome, Museo del Palazzo di Venezia; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Saint Louis, Saint Louis Museum, Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi: Father and Daughter Painters in Baroque Italy, 15 October 2001-15 September 2002, no. 8.
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La Collection Alana: Chefs-d'œuvre de la peinture italienne, 13 September 2019-20 January 2020, no. 73 (entry by P. Currie).
Sale Room Notice
Please note there is additional literature for this lot, in which the author proposes the subjects depicted may be identified as the artist's wife, Prudentia di Ottaviano Montoni and his son, Marco.

P. Matthiesen, Artemesia Gentileschi - A Venetian Lucretia, London, 2020, p. 11.

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