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    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 57

    Attributed to Jacopo Palma, called Palma Giovane (Italian, c. 1548-1628)

    Venus and Adonis

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    Estimate

    Attributed to Jacopo Palma, called Palma Giovane (Italian, c. 1548-1628)
    Venus and Adonis
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 40 in. (65 x 101.5 cm.)


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    The present painting relates to a drawing in pen and ink with brown wash, heightened with red and white chalk, which measures 8 1/3 x 13 1/3 in. (212 x 338 mm.). It was last recorded as with Arturo Cuellar, Zurich, in 1997 (see The Burlington Magazine, CXXXIX, no. 1128, March 1997, p. xiii).

    Provenance

    Ian MacGillivray, Edinburgh.


    Literature

    M. Kahr, 'Delilah', Art Bulletin, LIX, no. 3, September 1973, p. 292, note 37.


    Exhibited

    See website for exhibition history.

    Kansas City, Nelson Gallery, Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition, December 1958, no. 2 (as 'Attributed to Tintoretto').
    Houston, Temple Emanu El, Festival of the Bible in the Arts, March 11-26 1961 (as 'Attributed to Tintoretto').
    New York, Wildenstein, The Painter as Historian, 15 November-31 December 1962, no. 8 (as 'Attributed to Tintoretto').
    Paris, L'Oeil Galerie d'Art, Tableaux italiens: XIV-XVII siècle, June-July 1973, no. 15.