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    Sale 7575

    Old Master and British Pictures

    25 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 94

    Attributed to Antonio Zucchi (Venice 1726-1796 Rome)

    Sappho with the lyric poet Alcaeus; Lesbia with the poet Catullus; and [possibly] the poet Callimachus

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    Attributed to Antonio Zucchi (Venice 1726-1796 Rome)
    Sappho with the lyric poet Alcaeus; Lesbia with the poet Catullus; and [possibly] the poet Callimachus
    oil on paper laid on board, the corners made up
    20¾ x 26 in. (60.3 x 66 cm.); 22¼ x 27¼ in. (56.5 x 69.3 cm.); and 21 x 25 in. (53.5 x 63.5 cm.)
    a set of three (3)


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    We are grateful to Wendy Wassyng Roworth for pointing out that the compositions are variations of three of Zucchi's paintings in the library at Harewood House, Leeds. The paired figures are very similar, however, the poses, settings and antique sculptures differ slightly in detail from the paintings at Harewood.

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