London, South Kensington
13 July 2001
Circle of Pier Francesco Piola (1565-1600)
oil on canvas
43 3/8 x 42 7/8 in. (110.1 x 108.9 cm.)
Anon. Sale, Christie's, London, 28 April 1922, lot 66, as 'Carlo Cignani' (9 gns. to Hibbard).
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The composition is a variant of Piola's Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and Saint Elizabeth reading, signed with initials and dated 1599, sold Sotheby's, London, 8 July 1999, lot 181 (£20,700).
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