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    Sale 12109

    Old Masters

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    Genoese School, c. 1700

    The Birth of the Virgin

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Genoese School, c. 1700
    The Birth of the Virgin
    oil on canvas, unframed
    13 ½ x 21 3/8 in. (34.3 x 54.3 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Nicola Spinosa, who notes the similarity of the present painting to the work of both Domenico Piola and Gregorio de' Ferrari (written correspondence, 1 August 2016).

    Provenance

    Brouet collection, by 1802 (according to an inscription on the reverse).
    Private collection, Virginia, until 2014.


    Saleroom Notice

    We are grateful to Dr. Mary Newcome-Schleier, who has suggested that the present canvas is an early work by Lorenzo de’ Ferrari (1680-1744) on the basis of firsthand inspection.