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The Virgin and Child, Italian, c.1600, after Francesco Avanzi.

Oil on panel,  47cm by 38cm.

This small painting was sold to Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) by James Byres, the English dealer and agent in Rome, as being a highly important work by Correggio.

Its safe arrival in England in 1769 was reported in the national newspapers.

It is however, a partial copy of a full length Virgin and Child by the little known late 16th Century artist Francesco Avanzi, now in the Palazzo Manzi in Lucca.


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