Attributed to Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577) The Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome

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Lot 88
Attributed to Orazio Samacchini
(Bologna 1532-1577)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome

£ 70,000 - 100,000
US$ 90,000 - 130,000
Attributed to Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome
oil on canvas
100 x 88cm (39 3/8 x 34 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    In the present owner's family for at least 100 years

    Born in Bologna in 1532, Orazio Samacchini's first recorded independent work was the Last Supper painted in 1560 for the church of San Francesco in his native city. He went on to become, along with Prospero Fontana and Lorenzo Sabatini, one of the leading exponents of Bolognese Mannerism.

    Having completed his training, most probably under Pellegrino Tibaldi, Samacchini made a trip early on his in career to Rome. Payments to the artist there are recorded in 1563 and 1564 for his work, together with Taddeo Zuccari, on the Sala Regia in the Apostolic Palace and the Vatican Belvedere, both for Pope Pius IV. This formative experience in the papal city stayed with the artist on his return to Bologna with his works retaining a sense of Roman Mannerism, revealing the influence of Pellegrino Tibaldi and his contemporary Taddeo Zuccari. He went on to carry out works not only in his native city but also for the Duomo in Parma and Sant'Abbondio in Cremona.

    The subject of the present work, the Madonna lifting a veil from the Christ Child, is ultimately derived from Raphael's Madonna of Loreto now at the Musée Condé, Chantilly. With the compact composition of the current Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome the artist has revealed his awareness of the Roman and Tuscan Mannerists but this has been combined with a more conservative Raphaelesque atmosphere so popular with Bolognese patrons.
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Attributed to Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577) The Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome
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