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    Sale 2031

    Christie's Interiors

    1 - 2 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    Circle of Lorenzo Pasinelli (Italian, 1629-1700)

    A Personification of Poetry

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Lorenzo Pasinelli (Italian, 1629-1700)
    A Personification of Poetry
    oil on canvas
    28¼ x 22 in. (71.8 x 55.9 cm.)


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    The present composition is based on the original sold at Phillips, London, July 5, 1994, lot 69 as by Giovanni Domenico Cerrini. Until that date the composition was known only through an aquatint executed in 1685 by Domenico Maria Muratoni, and a later engraving of 1807 by Giuseppe Asioli. In her monograph Carmela Baroncini notes that the original was painted for Count Alessandro Fava and in 1807 was still in the possession of Signor Nicol Fava (see C. Baroncini, Lorenzo Pasinelli, 1993, pp. 370-1, no. 106).

    Provenance

    Mrs. Paula Habersfeld; Sale, Christie's, London, 17 January 1947, lot 71, as Gentileschi (unsold 2gns.).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR