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Lot 139

Large Old Master Style Oil, Holy Family with St. Elizabeth and John the Baptist, L. Pisani

Estimate: $800 - $900

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Large Italian oil on canvas Baroque religious painting depicting the Holy Family with Mary holding the infant Jesus as he reaches out to bless young John the Baptist. Saint Joseph puts his hands on the young boy's shoulder while Saint Elizabeth stands behind. They stand in front of a classical column with a red garment and cloudy sky in the background. Label verso, "Louis Pisani's Picture Galleries". Housed in an ornate gilt frame with gadrooning, egg and dart, and acanthus leaf decoration. Sight: 41 1/2" H x 35" W. Framed: 57" H x 50" W. Italian, 19th century.

The Collection of Griff and Dallas Adams, Johnson City, Tennessee. Property descending from the collection of TN Supreme Court Justice Thaddeus Cox and Pearl Cox, originally housed in "The Oaks", Johnson City, TN.


Canvas with wear consistent with age. Some buckling to canvas, overall craquelure, and heavy varnish. Two areas of fire/burn damage near Mary's face, largest 4 1/2". Area of inpainting in lower right corner and surrounding Young John the Baptist. Some abrasion to the perimeter of canvas and white residue in the center, likely removable. Painting is loose in the frame. Frame with some overall wear, light cracking, losses to decoration, and repair. Largest area of loss approximately 3" long, middle-right.