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  • REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF TUSCAN CASSONE PANELS

    REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF TUSCAN CASSONE PANELS

    A remarkable collection of Tuscan Renaissance Cassone panels will come up at Christie’s Old Masters evening sale in London on July 6. Typically commissioned to commemorate marriages of the Florentine or Sienese elite until the mid-fifteenth century the collection comprises eight panels in total. The highlight is an unusually well-preserved cassone front by Giovanni Toscani (1370/80–1430). The panel has been recognised as the pendant to that in the National Gallery of Scotland and depicts Scenes from the tale of Ginevra and Bernabò of Genoa and Ambrogiuolo of Piacenza. 

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