• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 257

    Gherardo Poli (Florence 1676-1746 Pisa) and Giuseppe Poli (Florence 1704-1748 Pisa)

    A Mediterranean harbour with stevedores and other figures on the quay; and A Mediterranean harbour with figures on the quay

    Price Realised  

    Gherardo Poli (Florence 1676-1746 Pisa) and Giuseppe Poli (Florence 1704-1748 Pisa)
    A Mediterranean harbour with stevedores and other figures on the quay; and A Mediterranean harbour with figures on the quay
    oil on canvas
    23¼ x 42¼ in. (59 x 107.4 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    We are grateful to Dr. Franco Canepa for commenting that these paintings can be dated to after 1725/30, when father and son where collaborating and the resulting works were generally clearer and cooler in tone.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 242, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    F. Canepa, Gherardo e Giuseppe Poli. La pittura di capriccio nella Toscana di primo Settecento, Pisa, 2002, p. 155.
    F. Canepa and F. Paliaga, Fantastiche vedute. La pittura di capriccio in Toscana dal Ciafferi ai Poli, ed. P. Carofano, Pisa, 2006, nos. 145-6.