Extremely Rare Paintings by Pietro Lorenzetti on Sale in Paris

La Gazette Drouot
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The Cabinet Turquin ends the year on a beautiful note with the sale of two extremely rare, enigmatic Sienese School paintings by Pietro Lorenzetti that will fuel passionate debates among specialists. Pietro Lorenzetti (active in Siena from 1306 to 1345), Saint Sylvester, tempera paint and gold ground on wood panel, modern gilded frame, 70 x 36.5 cm/27.55 x 14.37 in. Estimate: €1.5/2M Simone Martini and Pietro and Ambrogio Lorenzetti do not just embody the apex of 14th-century Sienese painting; they are also proof that art history will remain a fertile, surprise-filled field of study for years to come. In his introduction to

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