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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 87

    Circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome)

    A Roman capriccio with the Colosseum, Trajan's column, the Farnese Hercules, the Pyramid of Cestius and other classical buildings, with figures resting in the foreground

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    Circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome)
    A Roman capriccio with the Colosseum, Trajan's column, the Farnese Hercules, the Pyramid of Cestius and other classical buildings, with figures resting in the foreground
    oil on canvas
    31 ¼ x 43 3/8 in. (79.2 x 110.4 cm.)


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    Ferdinando Arisi has endorsed an attribution to Panini in full (written correspondence, c. 1990) and suggested a dating to c. 1755.

    Provenance

    Lady Hermione Cameron, Lochiel; (Possibly) Christie's, London, 4 October 1946, lot 169, as 'G.P. Pannini' (55 gns. to Moretti).
    with Betty Weiss Gallery, Connecticut.
    The Burndy Library, Norwalk, Connecticut; Christie's, New York, 9 October 1991, lot 5 ($104,500).