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  • Faringdon Collection - A Boy with a Recorder
    bought by Lord Faringdon for the Faringdon Trustees Literature Luigi Crespi Vite 1769 p 215 Mira Pajes Merriman Giuseppe Maria Crespi 1980 No 212 as location unknown exh cat Giuseppe Maria Crespi and the Emergence of Genre Painting in Italy by John T Spike Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth 1986 p 32 and fig 21 Exhibition Details Durlacher New York G M Crespi 1937 No 6 as Portrait of a Girl Baltimore Detroit and St Louis Museums and Vassar College Poughkeepsie Strozzi Crespi Piazzetta 1944 No 30 Finch Collection of Modern Art New York Bolognese Baroque Painters 1962 No 20 Engraved By Pietro Monaco for Algarotti as Daviddo fuggitivo Exhibition Details The pendant to this picture of a Man wearing a Helmet thus making a pair of the Active and Contemplative Life is in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art Kansas City Merriman No 211 Background Highly untypical of the work of Crespi whose speciality was the highly painterly depiction of scenes from common life with pronounced chiaroscuro this painting has consequently been doubted as his but the engraving after it secures his authorship It is appropriate that the picture should have belonged to Venetian collectors since it was

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  • Faringdon Collection - Portrait of a Gentleman
    by Lord Faringdon not recorded Literature D Evans Burlington Magazine cxiii 1971 p 534 fig 30 Background The previous attribution to Hoppner is clearly impossible The artist remained anonymous until the publication of Miss Evans s article op cit She demonstrates that a series of 26 portrait drawings in pencil in the National Portrait Gallery Edinburgh can be attributed to Mather Brown One of these drawings is clearly the preliminary

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  • Faringdon Collection - Portrait of an Elderly Lady
    Canvas 29 x 24½ ins Signed and Dated Collection Details B de Bosch sale Amsterdam 10 March 1817 according to Kronig infra this information was communicated by Hofstede de Groot Sir Francis Cook Doughty House his sale Sotheby s 25 June 1958 lot 123 bt by Lord Faringdon Literature J O Kronig Catalogue of Paintings at Doughty House 1914 ii p 103 No 362 pl 362 Exhibition Details Graves Art

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  • Faringdon Collection - A Man Singing
    J van Aalst sale Christie s 1 April 1960 lot 25 bt by Lord Faringdon Background According to the 1960 sale catalogue the picture was exhibited at the Hague Gemeente Museum Netherlands Muzikleven 1936 and was sold with a certificate

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  • Faringdon Collection - 'La Belle Jardinière'
    s famous picture of 1507 in the Louvre reproducing the signature on the hem of the Virgin s robe by a Flemish artist probably working in the first half of the sixteenth century The copy is not exact in every detail and both in the landscape which has been modified to comply with the Northern tradition and in the heads of the Madonna and the two children which recall the work of a painter such as Joos van Cleve Flemish characteristics are apparent Background The association of Joos van Cleve with the picture might indeed deserve consideration were its condition not so abject and any judgement consequently impossible Raphael s Holy Family had been acquired by Francis I to whom Joos van Cleve may at one period have been court painter cf Guicciardini Description de tout le Pais Bas 1568 p 132 Certain areas such as the Madonna s face indicate that the painting of the figures may originally have been of a reasonably high standard but the treatment of the foreground foliage which is the best preserved part of the picture is perfunctory A problem is introduced by the fact that the panel is of pine a type of

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  • Faringdon Collection - Portrait of an Unknown Man
    Collection Details Said to have been bought by Bode for the Kaiser Friedrich Museum Berlin as Pontormo exchanged for another picture with the Museum by Grange from whom bought by Lord Faringdon date not recorded Background The artist has so far not been identified The style is somewhat stiff and wooden It comes near to Maso da San Friano as suggested by Heinemann or Jacopino del Conte but is not

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  • Faringdon Collection - Jacob with the Flock of Laban
    specific incident of the placing of the peeled wands in the watering troughs Genesis xxx which is explicit in a variant of the composition known by an old copy in the Museo Cerralbo Madrid E de Gué Trapier Ribera 1952 pp 84 5 suggests that the subject may symbolise Christ as the Good Shepherd In view of Jacob s association in other ways with the New Testament eg his escape

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  • Faringdon Collection - Madonna and Child adored by St. Maria Maddalena de'Pazzi (?) and St. Felix of Cantalice
    seems to show two saints united by their particular devotion to the infant Christ St Maria Maddalena 1566 1607 from the noble Florentine family of the Pazzi was a Carmelite nun like St Theresa and resembled her in her multitude of visions in one of which just as with St Felix the Madonna offered her the Christ Child to hold She was beatified in 1626 and canonised in 1669 It is only the apparent age of the nun here that casts some doubt on the identification but it would also tell against St Theresa St Felix 1515 87 of Cantalice in Umbria known from his begging as Brother Deo Gratias was a Capuchin friar with a special devotion to the Madonna and Child whom he saw repeatedly in visions St Felix was beatified in 1625 and not canonised until 1712 but images of him as a venerable old friar were current long before The supposed presence of St Theresa in this picture led to its being originally ascribed to an obscure Spanish artist Gaspar de la Huerta Xavier de Salas did not believe the picture to be Spanish at all and concurred with Anthony Blunt in seeing it as more

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