Arcangelo di Jacopo del Sellaio (Italian, 1477-died after 1530)
The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes tempera on linen 24 1/2 x 47 1/2in (62.2 x 120.6cm) unframed
PROVENANCE: Robert Draper, South Miami, Florida; Private collection, Vermont.
The present work is a companion to a painting of "The Pool of Bethesda" in the Pinacoteca at Castiglion Fiorentino (Val di Chiana). Known in the past as the Master of the Miller Tondo, Arcangelo di Jacopo del Sellaio's work is often confused with that of his father, Jacopo del Sellaio, but the Master has been recently identified by Nicoletta Pons as Arcangelo. ("Arcangelo di Jacopo del Sellaio," Arte cristiana 84, no. 776 September-October 1996, p. 374-88).
We are grateful to Everett Fahy for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.