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    Sale 11936

    Old Masters: Part II

    14 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    Giovanni Coli (San Quirico di Lucca 1636-1681 Lucca) and Filippo Gherardi (Lucca 1643-1704)

    Eliezar and Rebecca

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    Estimate

    Giovanni Coli (San Quirico di Lucca 1636-1681 Lucca) and Filippo Gherardi (Lucca 1643-1704)
    Eliezar and Rebecca
    oil on canvas
    45½ x 56¾ in. (115.7 x 144.15 cm.)


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    Giovanni Coli and Filippo Gherardi collaborated repeatedly throughout their careers. They both trained in the studio of Pietro da Cortona and, together, executed a prodigious number of monumental frescos in Rome, Lucca and Venice, most famously on the dome of San Nicola da Tolentino, and indeed their Venetian experience is evident in the high palette of the present scene. An example of their work on a smaller scale, this canvas was likely intended for a private patron, and shows a scene from Genesis, during which Rebecca arrives at the house of Abraham to meet her intended husband, Isaac.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1998, lot 42, where acquired by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION