• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 279

    Giovanni Andrea Sirani (Bologna 1610-1670)

    David with the head of Goliath

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Andrea Sirani (Bologna 1610-1670)
    David with the head of Goliath
    oil on canvas, unframed
    46 x 57 in. (116.9 x 144.7 cm.)


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    The present painting uses for a prototype of the head of David, a painting by Guido Reni in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (see Pepper 1984, no. 67, pl. 94). We are grateful to Dr. Adelina Modesti for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs (private communication, 2 December 2009).