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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, forgery of.
Title Nativity.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 69 1/4 x 56 3/4 in.
175.9 x 144.1 cm.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Italian School 703-4a    NON-REQUESTABLE
Provenance (a) Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Cernuschi Collection, May 25-28, 1900, lot 20 (as Lorenzo di Credi) (720 francs).
Current repository unlocated.
Color notes (a) The Virgin wears a blue mantle.
Attribution history (a) Lorenzo di Credi; (c) Copy after Italian School by Meiss.
Subject (c) The architecture is Florentine. No unity of composition, and the figure of St. Joseph of an entirely different type from the others. (d) The figure of St. Joseph is probably of extra-Italian origin. He holds a burning candle, a Flemish and German motif.
Images Publication, Sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris. Cernuschi Collection. May 25-28, 1900, lot 20.
Digital image, 1459.tif publication March 6, 1999
Inscriptions/Markings Signed in monogram lower center: "S.L.".
Sources (a) Sale, Galerie Georges Petit (Paris, France), Cernuschi Collection Sale, 25 to 28 May 1900, lot 20.
(b) Chronique des Arts, 30 June 1900, p.243.
(c) Verbally, M. Meiss, 30 August 1932.
(d) Frick Art Reference Library, August 1932.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School.
Art, Italian.
Other subject New Testament: Life of Christ: Nativity.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Other author Lorenzo di Credi, approximately 1460-1537.
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Italian School, forgery of.

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