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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 239

    Francesco Trevisani Capodistra 1656-1746 Rome

    The Penitent Magdalene

    Price Realised  

    Francesco Trevisani Capodistra 1656-1746 Rome
    The Penitent Magdalene
    signed with initials 'F.T.' (on the bookmark, lower center)
    27 7/8 x 25 7/8 in. 70.8 x 65.7 cm.; an oval


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    We are grateful to Dr. Karine Wolfe for confirming the attribution of the painting to Trevisani after physical inspection (verbal communication, 11 July 2008). Doctor Wolfe notes that Trevisani painted several versions of the Magdalene and a date of circa 1727 is plausible for this composition given a dated variant sold at Christie's, London, 20 February 1981, lot 90. She will include the present lot in her forthcoming monograph on Francesco Trevisani.

    Provenance

    (Possibly) Messinger Collection, Paris.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the variant sold on 20 February 1981 was lot 59, not lot 90.