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    Sale 2788

    Old Master Pictures

    6 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 65

    Attributed to Vicenzo Spisanelli (Orta Novarese 1595-1662)

    The Adoration of the Shepherds

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Vicenzo Spisanelli (Orta Novarese 1595-1662)
    The Adoration of the Shepherds
    oil on canvas
    86.2 x 74.2 cm.


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    Vicenzo Spisanelli, also known as Pisanelli, Spisani or Spisano, was a pupil of Denis Calvaert in Bologna. After his apprenticeship he worked in several places such as Ferrara, Modena and Imola. Calvaert himself is known to have painted numerous compositions that are similar to the present lot.

    We are grateful to Professor Daniele Benati for suggesting the attribution to Vicenzo Spisanelli on the basis of photographs (written communication, 12 March 2008).

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