Italian school painting after Polidoro De Lanciano (1515-1565), oil on wood panel depicting Madonna and Child, with the infant St. John gazing in adoration toward the Christ Child, who reaches out to touch his face. Unsigned. 15 1/3" x 12 3/4" unframed. Probably 18th century. Provenance: A Nashville, TN, estate, acquired while living in Italy in the mid 20th century. CONDITION: Panel split repaired and attached to top brace (lower brace bar missing). Nail scars affect image at four corners and lower center, including a 1/2" hole upper right. Paint loss along split, including half circle 1/2"L. at lower center. 1/4" abrasion to Mary's dress on her torso, and other small scattered abrasions, particularly an area of wear to upper left corner. Scattered areas of retouch evident with black light, including 1/2" on John the Baptist's arm; 1" area in center; and 2 1/2"L x 3"W area bottom right in folds of cloth. Some worm holes to wood.
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