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).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
+44 (0)20 7389 2538
+44 (0)20 7389 2278
+44 (0)20 7389 2541
+44 (0)20 7389 2272
We are grateful to Mr. Jan van Helmont for his assistance in identifying the Dadvisard arms.
Specialist Sarah Reynolds on the women whose work made waves in Victorian Britain, from Emma Sandys to Laura, Lady Alma-Tadema
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Christie’s specialists, a gallerist, a conservator and an expert consultant share their inside knowledge with Holly Black
Seven expert tips on collecting, whether you seek affordable works on paper or a museum-quality masterpiece
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him
The founder of the 1-54 art fair on giving African artists international visibility, growing up with an artist father, and building her own collection