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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 136

    Gaetano Gandolfi (San Matteo della Decima 1734-1802 Bologna)

    Head of a young woman

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Gaetano Gandolfi (San Matteo della Decima 1734-1802 Bologna)
    Head of a young woman
    oil on canvas
    17 ¾ x 14 1/8 in. (45.1 x 35.8 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Dottoressa Donatella Biagi-Maino for suggesting the attribution on the basis of a photograph (written correspondence, 5 September 2016). This early work recalls Titianesque models and Dottoressa Biagi-Maino accordingly dates the present canvas, which she calls 'veramente sqisito' [truly exquisite], to shortly after Gandolfi's trip to Venice in 1760.

    Provenance

    Dr. A.V. Gwinner, by whom purchased for Katharina Klügman (according to a label on the reverse).
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 2002, lot 226, as Ubaldo Gandolfi (£21,510).


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION