Workshop of Bartolomeo Schedoni (Modena 1578-1615 Parma)
The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist oil on canvas 40 x 32.5cm (15 3/4 x 12 13/16in).
The present work is based on Schedoni's Holy Family now in the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, with the major difference being in the position of Saint Joseph. It comes closest in composition to an engraving by Sisto Badalocchio after Schedoni.
PROVENANCE: Spoervelt Collection (?) (according to an inscription on the reverse) With P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., London, 1952 A.E. Popham Esq. and thence by descent to the present owner
LITERATURE: F. Dallasta and C. Cecchinelli, Bartolomeo Schedoni: pittore emiliano (Modena 1578-Parma 1615) (Parma, 1999), p. 163, no. 5, illus.p. 355, fig.62f E. Negro and N. Roio, Bartolomeo Schedoni 1578-1615 (Modena, 2000), p. 83