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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    Giovanni Cariani (San Giovanni Bianco, near Fuipiano al Brembo c. 1485-after 1547 Venice)

    Rest on the Return from Egypt

    Price Realised  

    Giovanni Cariani (San Giovanni Bianco, near Fuipiano al Brembo c. 1485-after 1547 Venice)
    Rest on the Return from Egypt
    with initials and date 'P. P. M.DX.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    24 x 25¼ in. (61 x 64.2 cm.)


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    First published by Professor Alessandro Ballarin as a youthful work by Cariani, during his stay in Venice where he had moved with his family around 1505, and where he is first recorded as an artist in 1509 (loc. cit.). We are grateful to Professor Ballarin for subsequently confirming the attribution after inspection of the original. He compares it in particular to the Madonna and Child with Saint Peter, in the Galleria Borghese, Rome. Compositionally it also bears comparison with another work from the artist's Venetian period, The Holy Family with a shepherd, in Abano Terme, Villa Zasio (see R. Pallucchini and F. Rossi, Giovanni Cariani, Milan, 1983, p. 101, no. 1, pl. IXL, fig. 99).

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    Provenance

    with Simon Dickinson, London.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the following additional provenance:
    Elfrida Roosevelt (d. 1963), and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of a Gentleman of Title


    Literature

    A. Ballarin, 'Ancóra sulla giovinezza del Cariani', in E. Saccomani, ed., Il Cielo, o qualcosa di piú: Scritti per Adriano Mariuz, Padua, 2007, pp. 65-9, fig. 39.