Titian and workshop

Saint Margaret

Titian and workshop - Saint Margaret


In the collection of King Charles I (1600–1649), at Whitehall Palace, recorded in the inventory of 1639 drawn up by Abraham van der Doort, as hanging in the First Privy Lodging Room, no. 3: ‘Done by Tichian/ Item the Picture of St Margarett with a little reed cross in her left hand triumphing over the Divell Being in a dragons Shape an intire figure Soe bigg as ye life In a wodden guilded frame/ 6–2–5–2’
recorded in the inventory of pictures at Somerset House, London, September 1649, appraised at £100: ‘287/ Margrett afraid of a Monster. by Tytsian.’
whence ceded to Embry [Embree/ Emery] in part settlement of the late King's debt to him on 21 May 1650 for £100
John Embry, Serjeant Plumber, 1650
Richard 'Mad Dick' Norton (died 1732), MP, Southwick House, possibly inherited from his grandfather Colonel Norton (died 1692)
almost certainly in his collection by 24 June 1714, the date of his will, and before 1728, when inventoried in his estate
Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt and Viscount Nuneham of Nuneham Courtenay (1714–1777)
thence by descent at Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay until sold, Harcourt sale, London, Christie’s, 11 June 1948, nr. 184 (for 500 guineas) where acquired by Frank Sabin
with Frank Sabin, London
anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 27 June 1958, nr. 100 (as Titian, 78 by 66 in.), for 450 guineas to Hedden
with Kurt Meissner, Zurich, 1959
from whom acquired by a forebear of the present owner
Sale Sotheby's, New York, 1 February 2018, nr. 27

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Titian and workshop
Saint Margaret
198 x 167.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed lower right near the skull: TITIANV[S]
Sale Sotheby's, New York, 1 February 2018