Spoliation Information for Alessi, Andrea - 'St Jerome reading in a cave'

Stone relief 44.5 x 37.8cm (17.52" x 14.88")

Acquisition: Bought from Cyril Humphris 1970
Reference: WAG 7278

PROVENANCE

Alvise Lando 1
By 1955 with Signora T. Ventura, Florence 2
Acquired by E.A. Martin, dealer, London, by 1968
Sold to Cyril Humphris

QUESTIONS IN THE OPERATIVE PERIOD
  • When/how acquired by Ventura
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  1. His arms and initials carved on the relief. He was the Venetian governor of Trogir, Dalmatia in the 1470's
  2. Wife or widow of the Florentine dealer Euginio Ventura who provided works for Goering, exchanging 15th-17th century Italian paintings and sculptures for looted French and Dutch Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. However, there is no evidence that Ventura's collection of Renaissance Italian paintings and sculpture, which he was using to exchange, had been acquired illegally.