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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 149

    Antonio Zanchi (Este 1631-1722 Venice)

    Jacob receiving the blessing of Isaac

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Antonio Zanchi (Este 1631-1722 Venice)
    Jacob receiving the blessing of Isaac
    oil on canvas
    40½ x 51½ in. (102.9 x 130.8 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Ugo Ruggeri for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs. He notes that it is a very beautiful and important painting and compares it to Jacob blessing Joseph's sons in the Musée d'Art et d'Industrie in Saint-Etienne and Abraham teaching the Egyptians astrology in the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio in Venice. He suggests a dating of circa 1675.

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    Provenance

    Publio Podio collection, Genoa, circa 1920s (according to an ink stamp on the reverse), from whom purchased by the father of the present owner, in the first half of the 20th century, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN FAMILY (LOTS 10, 149, 236)