„Madonna and Child, with two putti among clouds“
oil on canvas
73 × 60.5 cm
Old exhibition label on the reverse: (Whit)church Art Exhibition/ Subject: Virgin & Child/ Artist: Sassa Ferratto/ Contributor: P.H. Godsal
Acquired before 1800 by Philip Godsal (great great grandfather of Major P.H. Godsal); by decent in the property of the family until 1965; sale Christie's, London, 26 November 1965, Lot 62 ("The Property of Major P.H. Godsal"); 1966/67 Galerie Sanct Lucas, Vienne; directly purchased there and since then in an Austrian private collection
On loan to the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 1925-1946
The painting is registered at Fondazione Zeri (Universitá di Bologna) as an autograph work by Giovanni Battista Salvi.
We are grateful to M. François Macé de Lépinay for confirming the present painting as an autopraph work by Giovanni Battista Salvi and his advice for the dating (on the basis of photographs).