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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 218

    Francesco Rosa Genoa c. 1635? - 1710 Venice

    A courtesan

    Price Realised  

    Francesco Rosa Genoa c. 1635? - 1710 Venice
    A courtesan
    oil on canvas
    28½ x 21 5/8 in. 72.5 x 55 cm.
    TRUESDELL COLLECTION


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    We are grateful to Prof. Ugo Ruggeri for suggesting the attribution to Francesco Rosa (private communication, 6 December 2008). The present painting is comparable with Judith with the head of Holofernes by Rosa in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Marseille (see M. Lucco, La pittura nel Veneto: Il Seicento, Milan, 2001, p.564, fig. 660).

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell