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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134

    Elisabetta Sirani (Bologna 1638-1665)

    Portrait of a lady, half-length, as Pandora or Artemisia

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 2003, lot 169 (£30,000), where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION