A pietra dura panel
Lot 1323
A fine late Renaissance pietra dura panel
first quarter 17th century
Sold for US$ 48,800 inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine late Renaissance pietra dura panel
first quarter 17th century
Depicting a hillside town beside a river, with figures to the foreground, within line and geometric border, in a ripple molded ebonized frame.
dimensions of panel 16 3/4 x 21 1/4in (42.5 x 54cm)

Footnotes

  • This panel recalls similar landscapes executed in Florence and at the court of Prague from the second half of the 16th century through the second decade of the 17th century. An engraving by the Flemish painter and engraver Aegidious Sadeler II (1570-1629) appears to the source for this pietra dura panel. Sadeler is documented at the court of the Emperor Rudolph II in Prague from 1598. Some of his works are connected with pietra dura panels created by the Florentine artist Cosimo Castrucci who moved to Prague in 1596, followed by his son Giovanni in 1608. The large presence of Florentine stones, the use of lapis-lazuli for the sky and the general accentuated chromatic scheme of the composition is reminiscent of panels created in the Grand Ducal workshops of Florence in the early 17th century.

Saleroom notices

  • Date should read possibly 17th century.
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