DPG228 is a copy of a lost original by or from the studio of Del Sarto. Other copies are in S. Salvi, Florence, and the Prado, Madrid.
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Title: Madonna and Child with St John
Date: Late 16th century
Physical Dimensions: w638 x h854 cm
Work Notes: DPG228 is a copy of a lost original by or from the studio of Del Sarto. Other copies are in S. Salvi, Florence, and the Prado, Madrid.
Work Nationality: Italian
Provenance: ?London, Noel Desenfans, Christie's, 8 Apr. 1786, lot 180 (ÔHoly Family'); London, Noel Desenfans, 1802-1807; London, Skinner and Dyke, Desenfans sale, 18 Mar. 1802, lot 192 ('Andrea del SartoÐThe Madona with Our Saviour and St. John'. Descriptive Catalogue, no. 9: 'The Virgin is sitting in a landscape, holding the infant Jesus on her lap; she is dressed in a scarlet robe, and blue drapery, which descends to her feet; under the ray of glory, over her head, a light grey veil is thrown back, falling down to her waist. The Infant is seen in full face, the lower part of his body circled by a bandage of white linen; he is crowned with glory, and smiles benignantly on the little St. John, who is standing beside him, leaning on a cross, with a skin covered with grey stuff, thrown across his right shoulder ... it was formerly in the Colonna palace, at Rome'). Bt Morris for £840.0 (Bt in). Handwritten note on copy of catalogue at The Hague, RKD: '5 h. 3 P. [i.e. Panel] grn top &c Case. She in Red Cost 1000 £'; 1804 Insurance List, no. 116 (ÔHoly Family'), £400; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
After: del Sarto, Andrea
Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)