26 January 2012
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Circle of Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-1530)
The Holy Family with the young Saint John the Baptist
oil on panel
43 x 34 1/8 in. (99.3 x 86.6 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 9 October 1991, lot 14, as 'Circle of Jacopo di Giovanni di Francesco, called Jacone' ($18,700 to the present owner).
Patricia Kluge, Albemarle House, Charlotte, Virginia; Sotheby's, Charlottesville, Virginia, 8 June 2010, lot 512 (unsold).
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