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"THE MASTER OF APOLLO AND DAPHNE" (15TH C. UMBRIAN SCHOOL)

"THE MASTER OF APOLLO AND DAPHNE" (15TH C. UMBRIAN SCHOOL)

Item Description:

"Water for Jewels", possibly a Florentine illustration of Giovanni Boccaccio's "The Decameron", egg tempera on cradled panel, unsigned, depicting the figure of the man and woman making their exchange in an expansive coastal landscape, camels to left and the well to right, in 18th c. hand carved gilt wood frame, OS: 26 1/2" x 47", SS: 23 3/4" x 44 1/4". Cleaned and restored by the Boston MFA.

Includes 24 September 1989 letter from Everett Fahy, John Pope-Hennesey Chairman, Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art to Dr. Eric M. Zafran, European Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Also a copy of Fahy's Harvard Doctorate Thesis of 1968 "Some Followers of Domenico Ghirlandajo" (of which this artist was one). He mentions that the Frick had a 1925 photograph of this painting "when it belonged to Dr. James Henry Lancashire, who lived at Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts".

Provenance:

From Cumberland Foreside residence

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"THE MASTER OF APOLLO AND DAPHNE" (15TH C. UMBRIAN SCHOOL)

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