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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 219

    Attributed to Antonio Molinari Venice 1655-1704

    Cleopatra dissolving her pearl earring

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to Antonio Molinari Venice 1655-1704
    Cleopatra dissolving her pearl earring
    oil on canvas, a fragment
    24 x 19 in. 61 x 48.3 cm.
    TRUESDELL COLLECTION


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    In a letter to the owner dated 28 May 1985, Prof. Richard C. Green attributed the painting to Molinari, and suggests that a preparatory drawing for the complete composition is in the Künstmuseum, Düsseldorf (see R. Green, 'Molinari Drawings in Düsseldorf', Master Drawings 22, No. 2, Winter 1984, no. 27).

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell