26 October 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 22,500
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Elisabetta Sirani (Bologna 1638-1665)
Portrait of a lady, half-length, as Pandora or Artemisia
oil on canvas
36 ¼ x 29 5/8 in. (92.2 x 75.3 cm.)
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We are grateful to Daniele Benati for confirming the attribution to Elisabetta Sirani, on the basis of photographs (written correspondence, 31 August 2016). Sir Denis Mahon and Dr. Emilio Negro also independently endorsed the attribution to Sirani at the time of the 2003 sale, the former on the basis of firsthand inspection and the latter on the basis of a color transparency.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 2003, lot 169 (£30,000), where acquired by the present owner.
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