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    Sale 1980

    Christie's Interiors

    2 - 3 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    Andrea Celesti (Venice 1637-1712)

    Madonna of the grapes

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Andrea Celesti (Venice 1637-1712)
    Madonna of the grapes
    oil on canvas
    31 1/8 x 24 in. (79.1 x 61 cm.)


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    Although intimate depictions of the Madonna and Child by Andrea Celesti are not common, precedents such as The Holy Family (Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo, Brescia) support this attribution. Distinctive traits such as the flickering brushstrokes and luminous palette are characteristic of this Venetian-trained artist, and are most typical of his work after the mid-1680s.

    Pre-Lot Text

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