7 October 2008
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA ESTATE
AN ENAMEL OF CHRIST ON THE ROAD TO CALVARY
LIMOGES, MID-16TH CENTURY
Within a later ebonized and giltwood frame
10½ in. (27.5 cm.) high, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) wide; 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high, 13¼ in. (34 cm.) wide overall
Anonymous sale; Christie's London, 5 December 1995, lot 52.
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The composition of the present plaque is based on Raphael's altarpiece of the same subject, known as Lo Spasimo di Sicilia (Madrid, Museo del Prado), probably by way of Agostino Veneziano's engraving of the composition dated 1517.
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