12, "The Baptism of Christ," by studio of Botticelli, tempera on panel,
63 1/2 by 52 1/4 inches
is a very fine tempera on panel of The Baptism of Christ that the
catalogue states is by the Studio of Botticelli. It measures 63
1/2 by 52 1/4 inches. It has been widely published. It has
an estimate of $400,000 to $500,000. It sold for $466,000.
1, "The Madonna and Child in a Landscape," by Giannicola di Paolo, oil
on panel, 24 1/4 by 18 1/2 inches
is a lovely oil on panel of "The Madonna and Child in a Landscape" by
Giannicola di Paolo (active 1484-1544). It measures 24 1/4 by 18
1/2 inches. The artist was a member of the workshop of Perugino
and is work is closely related to Perugino's "Madonna and Child" at the
Museo di Capidomente in Naples. It has an estimate of $60,000 to
$80,000. It failed to sell.
Lot 31, "Portrait of a
boy," by Agnolo di Domenicao del Mazziere, oil on panel, 16 1/4 by 12
is a very good "portrait of a boy" oil on panel by Agnolo di Dominenico
del Massaiere, formerly know as The Master of Santo Spirito
(1466-1513). It measures 16 1/4 by 12 3/8 inches. The
artist did three altarpieces in the church of Santo Spirito in
Florence. It has a modest estimate of $60,000 to $80,000. It failed to sell.
Lot 6, "The Madonna and
Child, seated behind a ledge, a river landscape and a town beyond," by
Bartolomeo Veneto, oil on panel, 18 1/4 by 14 1/2 inches
is a very lovely Madonna and Child by Bartolomeo Veneto
(1502-1531). An oil on panel, it measures 18 1/4 by 14 1/2
inches. This is a previously unpublished work and is based on a
design by Giovanni Bellini painted for the sacristry of Sanita Maria in
Trastavere, Rome. It has an estimate of $50,000 to $70,000.
It sold for $55,000.
Lot 9, "The Holy
Family," by Giovanni Francesco Tura, oil on panel, 19 1/2 by 15 3/8
is an excellent oil on panel of the Holy Family by Giovanni Francesco
Tura (first half of 16th Century). It has an estimate of $60,000 to
$80,000. It sold for $118,750.
Lot 28, "The Madonna
and Child with a Host of Musical Angels," by Scheggia, tempera on panel
with gold ground, 58 1/4 by 50 1/2 inches
is a very impressive tempera on panel with gold ground by Giovanni di
Ser Giovanni Guida, called Scheggia entitled "The Madonna and Child
with a Host of Musical Angels. It measures 58 1/4 by 50 1/2
inches. The catalogue entry notes that "like many of the artist's
earliest works, it shows the influence of his older brother, Massacio,
but also of Fra Angelico. He was given the nickname "Scheggia,"
which means "splinter," because of his slight stature.
Detail of Lot 28
an estimate of $100,000 to $150,000. It sold for $112,500.
Lot 49, "An Officer
Playing Court to a Young Woman," by Gabriel Metsu, oil on canvas, 16 by
49 is an oil on canvas by Gabriel Metsu (1629-166) entitled "An Officer
Playing Court to a Young Woman." It measures 16 by 14
inches. It is property from the collectionof J. E. Safra
and it is known as the Rothschild Metsu. It has been widely
published. It was once owned by Baron Anselm Salomon Rothschild
in Vienna by 1866 and descended in his family until 1999. It had
been confiscated in 1938 and restituted to the Rothchilds in
1947. It has an estimate of $6,000,000 to $8,000,000. It was withdrawn.
"Figures under a Bridge," by Hubert Robert, oil on canvas, 70 by 42 3/4
is a large and impressive oil on canvas by Hubert Robert (1733-1808)
entitled "Figures under a Bridge." It measures 70 by 42 3/4
inches. It has an estimate of $80,000 to $120,000. It sold for $125,000.
Lot 78, "Sketch of Man
in Armor," by French school 19th Century, oil on board, 26 7/8 by 13
Lot 78 is a dashing "sketch of
Man in Armor" by French school 19th Century. It is an oil on
board that measures 26 7/8 by 13 1/4 inches. It has an estimate
of $6,000 to $8,000. It sold for
Lot 74, "An Allegory of
Sculpture," by Tuscan School 17th Century, oil on canvas, 38 by 28
Lot 74 is a good "Allegory of
Sculpture" oil on canvas by Tuscan School 17th Century. It
measures 38 by 28 inches. It has an estimate of $30,000 to
$40,000. It failed to sell.