London, South Kensington
31 October 2007
Circle of Andrea d'Angiolo, called Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-1530)
Saint Sebastian with an arrow in his right hand and the martyr's palm in his left
oil on panel
34 x 25 in. (86.4 x 63.5 cm.)
with E. Slater, Old Bond Street; Christie's, London, 18 March 1955, lot 76 (50 gns. to Dent).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 April 1984, lot 2.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
S. Freedberg, Andrea del Sarto, II, Cambridge, Mass., 1963 p.194.
J. Shearman, Andrea del Sarto, II, Oxford, 1965, p.286.
The present work is one of many copies after the lost 'Saint Sebastian' by del Sarto, of which, on the basis of a photograph, Professor Freedberg, in a letter of 1981, wrote that it is 'at least tentatively necessary to conclude that this is an excellent stuido painting, I think, most likely produced during the last years of Sarto's life or very shortly afterwards by an assistant or close follower'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of nobles, kings and statesmen
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
As its decor is offered at auction on 20 November, we look back on the nightclub’s history as a playground for the rich and famous, from Frank Sinatra to Diana Ross
From the Hollywood Hills to the heart of Hong Kong, five elevated escapes with a bird’s-eye view of the city