23 January 2004
17th Century Northern Follower of Andrea d'Agnolo, Andrea del Sarto
The Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist
oil on panel, unframed
34½ x 27 3/8 in. (87.6 x 69.5 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 5 October 2001, lot 9, as 'Circle of Andrea del Sarto' ($49,625).
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The present composition is after a lost original known as The Barbadori Holy Family which was first recorded by Giorgio Vasari in the house of Baccio Barbadori, Florence. A second autograph version is in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art