• 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 134

    Attributed to Niccolò Codazzi (Naples c. 1648-1693 Genoa)

    A capriccio of classical ruins with figures

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Attributed to Niccolò Codazzi (Naples c. 1648-1693 Genoa)
    A capriccio of classical ruins with figures
    oil on canvas
    37 1/8 x 52½ in. (94.3 x 133.3 cm.)


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    This painting is sold with a copy of the expertise letter by Professor Giancarlo Sestieri, dated 3 December 2003, in which he suggests that the capriccio is by Niccolò Codazzi. Professor Sestieri does not exclude the idea that the figures could be by Niccolò himself, based on models by Jacob de Heusch (1656-1701), a Dutch painter who sometimes collaborated with the master in animating the capricci with figures.

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