17 December 1999
Lorenzo Sabatini, called Lorenzino da Bologna (Bologna c. 1530-1576 Rome)
The Holy Family with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist
oil on panel
38 x 29 in. (97.9 x 75.6 cm.)
in an exceptional Italian 16th Century carved and gilded Cassetta frame with cartouches bearing Saints Catherine of Siena and Francis, winged seraphim and corner masks.
Anon. Sale [The Property of a Gentleman], Christie's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 194 (sold 40,000).
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The composition was inspired by the Madonna della Quercia in the Prado, designed by Raphael and probably for the most part executed by Giulio Romano, in which Saint Anne is not represented.
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