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    Sale 11787

    Old Master & British Drawings

    5 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    Giovanni Battista Castello, called Il Genovese (Genoa 1547-1637/39)

    The Agony in the Garden, in a elaborate decorative frame

    Price Realised  

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    Giovanni Battista Castello, called Il Genovese (Genoa 1547-1637/39)
    The Agony in the Garden, in a elaborate decorative frame
    traces of black chalk, bodycolour, gum Arabic, watercolour heightened with gold on vellum, the outlines of the decorative frame incised (recto); with musical score (verso)
    9 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. (23.3 x 28.9 cm.)


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    The rendering of the figures and the meticulous technique are typical of Castello who specialized in miniatures on vellum (see C. Di Fabio, in Gio. Battista Castello, Il Genovese, exhib. cat., Genoa, Palazzo Bianco, 1990, no. 34).

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 July 1998, lot 82.