• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5491

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 171

    After Giambattista Pittoni

    The Sacrifice of Polyxena

    Price Realised  

    After Giambattista Pittoni
    The Sacrifice of Polyxena
    oil on canvas, tondo
    39½ in. (100.3 cm.) diam.


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    Pittoni explored the subject of the Sacrifice of Polyxena on several occasions throughout his career. The present work would appear to be based on the pictures either in the State Gallery in Stuttgart or in the Narodni Gallery in Prague.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 June 1987, lot 101.