Lorenzo di Niccolò in Florence, 1373 - Florenz 1412

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Lot 500Lorenzo di Niccolò in Florence, 1373 - Florenz 1412
Lorenzo di Niccolò
Florence 1373 - Florence 1412

Madonna enthroned with child and saints John d. Baptist and Nicholas of Bari. 1399/1400. Tempera on wood (poplar). 92 x 48cm. Frame (144 x 72cm).

Provenance:
- Collection of Paul Ackermann, London, 1965;
- Auction Sotheby's, London, 24. In March 1965, lot 110;
- Private Collection, Saarland.

Opinion:
Prof. Dr. Gaudenz Freuler, University Of Zurich, March 2017.

Extract from the report of Prof. Dr. Gaudenz Freuler:
"Just the unmistakable bonds of Spinello Aretinos in the last decade of the Trecento painted paintings suggest that, for this picture of the Madonna since the last Trecento decade repeated with Spinello Aretino is active Florentine, Lorenzo di Niccolò was at work, the picture, in 1965, was assigned on the occasion of his auction at Sotheby's. The opulence of the Decorative, but in spite of all the ornamental and graphic playfulness here is obvious giotteske Statuarik, particularly in the sculpture volumetric angels examples of tangible faces, and connect our panels with Spinello Aretinos images of the end of the 14th Madonnas. Century; so, for example, with the approximately 1395 datable Madonna with child and angels, in the collection of Harvard University in Cambridge (Mass.) or probably a little earlier Madonna in the Museo Nazionale di San Matteo in Pisa.
The most obvious Element of Spinello Aretino reception can not be interpreted differently, as Lorenzo di Niccolò has painted his here in question Madonna at a relatively early point in time, a Moment that coincides with its interaction with Spinello Aretino. This is the latest tangible to approx. 1399-1401, as the two artists did for the furnishing of the Cappella Cortigiani in San Michele Visdomini in Florence. As the above-mentioned comparisons with Spinello Aretinos have shown Madonna that has to have this cooperation embossing on the case of Niccolò di Pietro Gerini-trained Lorenzo di Niccolò. Clearly, our artist starts here at Spinellos Giotto Revival, because the boxy, plastic-enclosed faces of the throne cloth-holding angels follow the pattern of Spinellos Giotto interpretations - e.g., the birth of Christ on a chalkboard in a Genoese private property or in the (comparable to the pre-formed), the frescoes of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence..."
Gaudenz Freuler, Zurich March 2017

We would like to thank Mr Gaudenz Freuler for his friendly support.

Opinion of Lorenzo di Niccolò di Martino
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