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Madonna and Child with a Breviary

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Madonna and Child with a Breviary
Francesco Botticini (Italian, b.1446, d.1497), painter
Post 1475
oil & tempera on canvas transferred from wood
42 1/4 in. (107.3 cm)
European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
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Gift of Harry S. and Eva Belle Leyman
Panciatichi Collection, Florence; (possibly Charles Fairfax Murray, London, sold to [1]); Robert H. and Evelyn Benson, 16 South Street, Park Lane, London, by 1906 to at least September 1927. (Duveen, New York, after September 1927-September 17, 1928 [2]); William Randolph Hearst, California, September 17, 1928-1941 [his sale, Saks Fifth Avenue and Gimbel Brothers, New York, 1941, P. 14 (51-3)]; [Jacob Heiman, New York, by 1943]; [Mortimer Brandt Gallery, New York, by November 1948, sold to]; Harry S. Leyman, Cincinnati, 1948, given to the CAM with life interest in 1948. Notes: [1] The Benson's acquired other paintings from the Panciatichi collection through Charles Fairfax Murray. It has been suggested by the Getty Provenance Index that Murray might have been the agent who organized the Benson's acquisition of the tondo. See correspondence, February 3, 1988; and John T. Spike, Italian Paintings in the Cincincnnati Art Museum, 1993, pp. 18-19. [2] The date of sale to Hearst is recorded in the archives of the William Randolph Hearst art collection, S/B Lot #51-Art #3, Special Collections, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, C. W. Post Campus, Long Island University.
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