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Follower of Cesare da Sesto
Follower of Cesare da Sesto

The Holy Family with Saint Catherine

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Follower of Cesare da Sesto
The Holy Family with Saint Catherine
oil on panel
21 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. (54.9 x 41.6 cm.)
Provenance
Miss Anderson, Rome.
Private collection, Genoa.
Literature
B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance. Central Italian and Northern Italian Schools, London, 1968, vol. I, p. 88, illustrated vol. III, no. 1503, as 'Cesare da Sesto'.
C. Pedretti, Leonardo e il Leonardismo a Napoli e a Roma, exhibition catalogue, Florence, 1983, p. 206, no. 453.
P. Giusti and P. Leone de Castris, Pittura del Cinquecento a Napoli: 1510-1540, Naples, 1988, p. 271.
T. Kustodieva, 'I Leonardeschi all'Ermitage', In Achademia Leonardi Vinci, IV, pp. 57-68, 1991.
M. Carminati, Cesare da Sesto,1477-1523, Milan, 1994, under cat. no. 15

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Lot Essay

The present composition is after the picture by Cesare da Sesto in the Hermitage, St Petersburg. It was first published by Bernard Berenson as a bozzetto for the Hermitage picture, and has since only been known to scholars through the photograph published by Berenson.

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