• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 121

    Attributed to Lionello Spada (Bologna 1576-1622 Parma)

    The Death of Cleopatra

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to Lionello Spada (Bologna 1576-1622 Parma)
    The Death of Cleopatra
    oil on canvas
    32 x 48¼ in. (81.5 x 122.5 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Finarte, Rome, 30 March 1982, lot 101.
    Anonymous sale; Jean-Marc Delvaux, Paris, 1 December 1997, lot 22, as Lionello Spada, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, ed. L. Vertova, Oxford, 1989, I, p. 178.
    F. Frisoni,'Lionello Spada', in E. Negro and M. Pirondini, La scuola dei Carracci. Dall'Accademia alla bottega di Ludovico, Modena, 1994, pp. 268, 272-3, note 31, fig. 345.
    M. Pirondini, E. Monducci, E. Negro and N. Roio, Leonello Spada, Florence, 2002, pp. 185-6, no. 151.