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 Bordone, Paris (Italian painter, 1500-1571) , Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Anthony Abbot Commending a Donor

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Title Virgin and Child with Saints Jerome and Anthony Abbot Commending a Donor
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Bordone, Paris (Italian painter, 1500-1571)
Date Earliest about 1520
Date Latest about 1523
Signed yes
Description This signed picture by Paris Bordone can be regarded as one the first of the paintings depicting an almost informal gathering of saints in an open landscape. The Virgin is no longer in the centre, but attended by two elderly male saints, one of whom is turned to a donor approaching the scene from the left. Nevertheless, many details show the influence of Titian, in whose workshop Paris Bordone had learned the art of painting, and of the art of Giorgione.
Current Accession Number 570
Inscription front cr (on the scroll) 'Pariss Bor/donus Taruisi/nus f.'
Subject figure; religion (Virgin and Child, St Jerome, St Anthony Abbot)
Measurements 60.8 x 82.9 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Provenance Paolo del Sera, Venice, before 1654; Cardinal Giovanni Carlo de' Medici, Florence, sale, 1663-4; John Graham-Gilbert, Glasgow.
Principal Exhibitions Venetian Art, New Gallery, London, 1894, cat. no. 175; The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2004, cat. no. 29.
Publications Ridolfi, C., Le maraviglie deli 'arte (1648), (ed.) D. von Hadeln, Berlin 1914-24, vol. 2, p. 234; Pinnington, E., The Art Collection of the Corporation of Glasgow: Illustrated with Twenty-five Annan Photogravures, Glasgow 1898, p. 18, 32; Bailo, L. and G. Biscaro, Paris Bordon, Treviso, 1900, p. 25, no. 30, p. 82, dated as 1535; Schaefer, E., Bordone, Paris, Thieme, U. and F. Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künste, 1907-50, vol. 4, 1910, p. 349; Berenson, B., Venetian Painters of the Renaissance, 3rd edn, Oxford, 1911, p. 95; Phillips, C., 'Paris Bordone', Burlington Magazine, vol. 28, 1915, pp. 93-98; Venturi, A., Storia dell 'arte italiana, Milan, 1901-40, vol. 9, 1928, part 3, p. 1032; Canova, G., Paris Bordon, Venice, 1964, pp. 6, 78, fig. 6; Steen, J., A Concise History of Venetian Art, London, 1970, pp. 148-52, fig. 121; Catalogue of Italian Paintings: Illustrations, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums, 1970, p. 37 (ill.); Grabsky, J., 'Rime d'amore di Paris Bordon: strutture visuali e poesia rinascimentale', in: Fossaluzzo, G. and E. Manzato (eds.), Paris Bordon e il suo tempo: Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Treviso, 1987, pp. 206-07; Humfrey, P. and others, The Age of Titian: Venetian Renaissance Art from Scottish Collections, Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, 2004, no. 29, pp. 110-11.

Inscribed verso with large black numerals 'n. 94' (does not correspond to any of the old gallery catalogue numbers).

Cleaning in June 1981to March 1985 revealed another figure beneath the donor and also the left foot of St Anthony Abbot.

Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Heiner Krellig



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