New York, Park Avenue
16 October 1997
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF AMBASSADOR RUTH LEWIS FARKAS
The Master of Marradi* (active 2nd half of the 15th century)
The Triumph of Jason
oil on panel
16 x 52 3/8in. (40.7 x 133cm.)
Rt. Hon. Adelbert Wellington, 3rd Earl Brownlow, Ashridge Park, Birkhamsted, Herts.; (+) sale, Christie's, London, May 3, 1923, lot 119 as 'probably by Pesellino', sold as part of a cassone (1,200gns to Permain).
Erich W. Bergman, Michigan; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 14, 1951, lot 88 as Domenico di Michelino ($1,100).
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E. Fahy, Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandajo, 1976, p. 185.
E. Fahy, The Tornabuoni-Albizzi Panels, Scritti di storia dell'arte in onore di Federico Zeri, 1984, I, pp. 241 and 247, note 16, fig. 249.
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