23 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,750
Estimate GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,000
Francesco Alegiani (active Rome, 19th/20th Century)
A trompe l'oeil with a print of the Madonna covered by a piece of tracing paper, and a print of an artist's self-portrait
signed and inscribed 'Francesco Alegiani Roma' (lower right)
oil on canvas
22½ x 13 7/8 in. (57.2 x 35.3 cm.)
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The print of the Madonna is after the picture, of c.1514, by Andrea del Sarto in the Galleria Borghese, Rome. The print of the artist's self-portrait is after the picture by del Sarto in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.
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