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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 the 9th Earl of Exeter by the English dealer and agent in Rome, James Byres, 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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