• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 261

    Alessandro Magnasco, il Lissandrino (Genoa 1667-1749) and Attributed to Clemente Spera (active in Lombardy c. 1661-1730)

    A saint giving alms at a church door

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alessandro Magnasco, il Lissandrino (Genoa 1667-1749) and Attributed to Clemente Spera (active in Lombardy c. 1661-1730)
    A saint giving alms at a church door
    oil on canvas
    60 x 45¾ in. (152.5 x 116.3 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 July 1993, lot 80.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the attribution should read 'Alessandro Magnasco, il Lissandrino (Genoa 1667-1749) and Clemente Spera (active in Lombardy c. 1661-1730)' in full, and not as stated in the catalogue.

    Please note the following additional literature:

    L. Muti, 'Per l'arte di Clemente Spera, "pittore di rottami e di architetture", con aggiunte e note al Peruzzini e al Magnasco', in L. Muti and D. de Sarno Prignano, eds., A tu per tu con la pittura: Studi e ricerche di Storia dell'Arte, Faenza, 2002, pp. 317, 321 and 336 note 16, fig. 9, dating the picture to 1703-5.