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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 228

    French 17th-Century Follower of Bartolomeo Manfredi

    The Fortune Teller

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    French 17th-Century Follower of Bartolomeo Manfredi
    The Fortune Teller
    oil on canvas
    42 x 54¼ in. 106.7 x 137.8 cm.


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    with Nackers, Brussels, 1969-70, as 'Honthorst'.
    Private Collection.


    Pre-Lot Text

    NO RESERVE


    Literature

    A. Brejon de Lavergnée et al., 'Une oeuvre de Nicolas Régnier au Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon', Bulletin des musées et monuments lyonnais, 5, no. 4, 1976, p. 464, fig. 7; p. 466, as 'Régnier'.
    J.-P. Cuzin, 'Manfredi's Fortune Teller and some problems of Manfrediana Methodus', Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts 58, no. 1, 1980, pp. 17-19, fig. 5, as 'Régnier'.
    B. Nicolson et al., Caravaggism in Europe, 2nd ed., I, pp. 145, 199; II, pl. 595, as 'copy or adaptation by Tournier'.
    A. Hémery, Nicolas Tournier 1590-1639: un peintre caravaggesque, exhibition catalogue, Musée des Augistins, Paris, 2001, pp. 22, 80, as 'copy after Manfredi traditionally given to Tournier'.
    R. Ward Bissell et al., Masterpieces of Italian Baroque Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2005, p. 129, under no. 40, as 'probably by Nicolas Régnier'.