• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 2289

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    Circle of Sebastiano Conca (Italian, 1680-1764)

    Rinaldo and Armida

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Sebastiano Conca (Italian, 1680-1764)
    Rinaldo and Armida
    oil on canvas
    38½ x 53¼ in. (97.7 x 135.2 cm.)


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    Rinaldo and Armida in the present lot relate to Conca's figures on the vault of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, where, between 1721 and 1724, he executed the Coronation of St. Cecilia.

    Provenance

    Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Prime Minister of France, (1734-1802), Paris.
    His sale; Skinner and Dyke, London, 23 March 1795, lot 30.
    Private collection, Italy.
    Private collection, USA.
    with Berliner Galleries, New York, by 1939, where purchased by
    Private collector, Scarsdale, New York, 1962.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Saint Louis Art Museum