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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    Anna Stanchi (active Rome c. 1643)

    Tulips, irises, daffodils, carnations, hyacinths and other flowers

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    Anna Stanchi (active Rome c. 1643)
    Tulips, irises, daffodils, carnations, hyacinths and other flowers
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Anna Stangui. fecit Rome. 1643' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    22 5/8 x 18 ¼ in. (57.3 x 46.3 cm.)


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    Little is known of the lives and works of the artists who made up the Rome-based Stanchi family. Until recently, three of its members had been identified - Giovanni, Niccolò and Angelo - and there still exist a number of pictures which have, thus far, only been ascribed to a collective 'Stanchi', rather than to a particular member of the family.

    However, a picture bearing the signature 'Anna Stangui' and showing Venus, Apollo and Cupid, surrounded by a garland of flowers, was offered at Christie's, Paris, on 23 June 2010, lot 39, and is signed in the same manner as the present work, suggesting that an independent female artist in the family, Anna Stanchi, may have been a successful artist in her own right. That picture, coupled with the appearance of the present work in 2007, also signed by Anna Stangui, indicates the emergence of an exciting new oeuvre.

    Provenance

    Private collection, The Netherlands; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 8 May 2007, lot 96 (€54,000).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this picture is included in the following publication: A. Crispo, 'Pietro Paolo Cennini e la bottega degli Stanchi', in Parma per l’Arte, XIX, 2013, pp. 63-95, fig. 1.


    Literature

    A. Crispo, 'Pietro Paolo Cennini e la bottega degli Stanchi', in Parma per l’Arte, XIX, 2013, pp. 63-95, fig. 1.