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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Emilian, active 15th century.
Title Two Members of the Gozzadini Family (Male Portrait; Female Portrait).
Date 15th Century.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 20 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.
19 3/4 x 14 5/8 in.
52.7 x 37.1 cm.
50.2 x 37.1 cm.
tempera on panel.


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Emilian School (15th century) 724-5a    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (a) Countess Gozzadini, Bologna, Italy;
(a) Bardini, Florence, Italy;
(d) Sale, Christie's, London, Stephano Bardini Collection, May 26-30, 1902, lot 600 (as by Benozzo da Forlì) (£1,300 for the pair, to Anderson);
(a,b) Count Trotti, Paris, in 1909;
(b) acquired from him in 1911 by Philip Lehman, New York;
(b,c) Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1975.1.95 and 1975.1.96).
Current repository Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, United States, Robert Lehman Collection, 1975, 1975.1.95 and 1975.1.96, public.
Condition history (b) The surface shows abrasions and some inpainting.
Color notes (a) The architecture is gray-brown, the sky is luminous.
Attribution history (a) Italian School, 15th c. He regards them as among the very finest portraits of this century. Not by Cossa, but not unworthy of him; (a) Cossa, attribution rejected by Offner; (i) School of Cossa; (b) Attributed to Cossa. Or to a follower of Cossa and Cosimo Tura; (a) Ferrarese School. By a Ferrarese master, close to Cossa; (a) Anonymous - 4th quarter 15th c., dated to circa 1477. In the Vatican Gallery, there exists a predella by him. He was the prominent painter of the time, he's known to have done other work for the Gozzadini family; (b) Emilian School, 4th quarter 15th c., dated to circa 1485. Probably c. 1485, possibly 1494; (b) Ferrarese School, 1st quarter 16th c., dated to before 1510; (b,c) Lorenzo Costa. specified by Frick Art Reference Library Authority File of Artists as Lorenzo Costa the Elder; (b) Attributed to Antonio da Crevalcore, tentatively; (d) Attributed to Benozzo da Forlì.
Subject (a) Alessandro di Bernardina Gozzadin and Donna Canonici da Ferrara; (b) The male has also been identified as Count Rodolpho Gozzadini. They could plausibly be Matteo Sebastiano di Bernardino Gozzadini (b.1473) and his wife; (l) Possibly Matte di Sebastiano di Bernardino Gozzadini and Ginevra d'Antonio Lupari Gozzadini.
Images Photograph, unidentified photographic source Purchase unidentified source 0/0/1929
Photograph, unidentified photographic source Purchase unidentified source 0/0/1929
Digital image, 7838.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Digital image, 7838a.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Exhibitions (a) Ancient Art, Unidentified, Bologna, Italy, 1888; (a) Ancient Art, Trotti Galleries, Paris, France, 1909, as Cossa.
Sources (a) Catalogue of the Philip Lehman Collection, R. Lehman, 1928 (text for pls.78-79).
(b) Italian Paintings, Robert Lehman Collection, J. Pope-Hennessy, Robert Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1987, pp.214 to 218, figs.89 and 90.
(c) European Paintings, K. Baetjer, vol.i, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1980, p.33, figs.1975.1.95 and 1975.1.96.
(d) Sale, Christie's (London, England), Stephano Bardini Collection Sale, 26 to 30 May 1902, p.96, lot 600 (priced and annotated copy).
(e) Frick Art Reference Library, Authority File of Artists.
(f) Frick Art Reference Library, September 1987.
(g) Gruyer, L'Art Ferrarais a l'Epoque des Princes d'Este, vol.ii, 1897, pp.112 to 121.
(h) A. Venturi, Storia dell'Arte Italiana, vol.vii, 1914, pp.642 to 646, pt.3.
(i) Bernard Berenson, Essays in the Study of Sienese Painting, 1918, p.66.
(j) Lafenestre, Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, vol.xxv, 1909, p.6.
(k) Bode, The New York Times, 31 December 1911, p.4.
(l) Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Website, October 2010.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Emilian, active 15th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Portrait Groups: Men and Women.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Reproductions.
Related corporate bodies Robert Lehman Collection (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Emilian School (15th century), 15th C.
Variant attribution Cossa, Francesco del, attributed to.
Ferrarese School.
Antonio da Crevalcore.

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