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Title Madonna and Child with Four Saints
Collection Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Stalybridge
Artist Attributed to Italian School
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest 1800
Description This painting exhibits an unusual mixture of styles, drawing on Italian art between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries but is thought to be an eighteenth-century copy after a fifteenth-century original.
Current Accession Number ASTAC:1932.8
Former Accession Number 1/18/2
Subject religion (Virgin and Child, saints)
Measurements 39.0 x 64 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. F. Cheetham 1932.
Notes Research notes by Christopher Baker, 1989, held by Astley Cheetham Art Gallery: 'The plaque on the front suggests that this is an 18th century copy after a 15th century Italian original. The whole work appears to be a curious mixture of borrowings stylistically speaking from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The angels at the top and the Madonna and child appear to be drawn from early 14th century Sienese precedents, whilst the other figures and the architecture are 15th century Florentine in character. Overall the panel does not display the naivety that would be expected if in fact it belonged to the provincial Dalmatian school. It is therefore realistic to regard this as a work from the 18th century, or perhaps even later, by a fairly competent artist who had a schematic knowledge of earlier Italian art.'
Rights Owner Astley Cheetham Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard



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