• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 108

    Francesco de Mura (Naples 1696-1782)

    Portrait of the artist, three-quarter-length, seated, holding a pencil, at an easel with a picture of Minerva

    Price Realised  

    Francesco de Mura (Naples 1696-1782)
    Portrait of the artist, three-quarter-length, seated, holding a pencil, at an easel with a picture of Minerva
    oil on canvas
    50½ x 40 in. (128.3 x 101.6 cm.)


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    There are versions of this portrait in the Uffizi, Florence, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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    Provenance

    Heinrich Freiherr von Tucher; Cassirer und Helbing, Berlin, 8 December 1925, lot 91.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 22 June 1985, lot 134.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 8 April 1987, lot 20.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    The Golden Age of Naples, exhibition catalogue, Detroit Institute of Arts and the Art Institute of Chicago, 1980, pp. 131-132, under no. 36.