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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 40

    Alessandro Turchi, l'Orbetto (Verona 1578-1649 Rome)

    Lot and his Daughters

    Price Realised  

    Alessandro Turchi, l'Orbetto (Verona 1578-1649 Rome)
    Lot and his Daughters
    red chalk, pen and brown ink on light brown paper, circular
    diam.: 5½ in. (140 mm.)


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    A primo pensiero for a painting of the same subject, of which at least four variants are known. The drawing is closest in composition to the painting on copper in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden (see D. Scaglietti Kelescian, Alessandro Turchi detto l'Orbetto 1578-1649, Milan, 1999, p. 30, fig. 33). The other painted versions are in a German private collection (see Scaglietti Kelescian, op. cit., pp. 174-75, no. 49), the Musei Civici, Padua (inv. 482), and a private collection in Venice. Another drawing of Lot and his Daughters is in the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich (Scaglietti Kelescian, op. cit., fig. 62).
    Dr. Erich Schleier confirmed the attribution to Turchi to the present owner.

    Provenance

    M. Polakovits (his mark, not in Lugt).