Lot 144, "Madonna
and Child," by Workshop of Sir Anthony van Dyck, oil on panel, 25 by 19
Lot 144 is a beautiful oil on
panel of the "Madonna and Child" by the Workshop of Sir Anthony van
Dyck. It measures 25 by 19 inches.
Lot 125, "Allegory of
Charity," by Michele Tosini, called Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio,
oil on panel, 39 by 30 inches
The catalogue notes that this "tender" and masterful work "relates to a
lost painting by Anthony van Dyck formerly in the Viennese collection
of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm....attesting to its popularity, engravings
after this image by artists such as Conraad Waumans, Wallerantg
Vaillant, and Jacob Goie circulated heavily throughout northern Europe
during the seventeenth century....Other versions have been...recorded
in Turin, Ghent, the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen inMunich and in
It has an modest estimate of $30,000 to $40,000. It sold for $50,000.
Lot 125 is an exquisite and
very beautiful "Allegory of Charity," by Michele Tosini, called Michele
di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio (1503-1577). An oil on panel, it
measures 39 by 30 inches. The catalogue entry notes that "the
composition must have found great commercial success in Florence as it
is known in several versions, all based on the same cartoon, with some
including a landscape in the background. The present version
should be considered among the best of these different versions."
He was a grandson of Domenico Ghirlandaio and according to Wikipedia he
apprenticed with Lorenzo di Credi and served as an assistant to Vasari
in the decoration of the Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio
The lot has a modest estimate of $60,000 to
$80,000. It sold for $68,750.