GALLERIES/Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli
Filippo da Verona (Documented during the first quarter of the sixteenth century)
Saint Jerome in Prayer, c. 1515-1520
Oil on panel
213 × 163 cm. (83 ⅞ × 64 ⅓ in.)
Since 1992 Fondantico has been dealing with Italian and mostly Bolognese Old Masters, setting shows featuring painters such as Guido Reni, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, Michele Desubleo, Annibale Carracci, Guido Cagnacci, Sisto Badalocchi, Lucio Massari, Lavinia Fontana, Mauro, Ubaldo and Gaetano Gandolfi. The remarkable attention to the quality, historic provenance and condition of the paintings, as well as the scholarly catalogues issued in collaboration with art historians, endorse the Gallery's work with Italian and international museums; its reputation has been built exactly on these rigorous standards by which the paintings are selected. Fondantico holds regular Old Masters Paintings exhibitions with catalogues that stimulate art historical discussion and bring light to new areas of connoisseurship. Tiziana Sassoli usually takes part at the major art fairs, such as Tefaf and Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato di Firenze and Roma, by which she maintains continuous connection with institutions, collectors and museums. Fondantico have sold pieces to US and European museums, including among others the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Museo degli Uffizi in Florence and very recently the Galleria Borghese in Rome that with its acquisition from Fondantico of the Guido Reni's painting Country Dance which belonged to Cardinal Scipione Borghese, has reincorporated it into the original collection.
Emilian Old Masters Paintings