8 July 2009
Studio of Piero di Cosimo (?Florence 1461/2-?1521)
The Holy Family with an adoring Angel, the manger and the retinue of the Magi beyond
with an armorial red-wax seal bearing the arms of the marquis Dadvisard de Talairan (on the reverse)
oil on panel, tondo
33¼ in. (84.1 cm.) diam.
in an early 16th century Florentine carved and gilded fruitwood frame, redecorated
Marquis Davidsard de Talairan, France.
Mrs. Cantley (according to a note in the auctioneer's book), by whom bequeathed to
Lady Adelaide Brownlow, Countess Brownlow, nee Chetwynd-Talbot (d. 1917), at Alford House (according to a label on the reverse), and by inheritance to
Peregrine Cust, 6th Baron Brownlow (1899-1978), Belton House, Grantham; Christie's, London, 3 May 1929, lot 13, as 'Pintoricchio' (440 gns. to The Savile Gallery).
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We are grateful to Mr. Jan van Helmont for his assistance in identifying the Dadvisard arms.
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