• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 7842

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    30 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 89

    Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574-1625 Milan)

    The Assumption of the Virgin

    Price Realised  

    Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574-1625 Milan)
    The Assumption of the Virgin
    oil on copper
    13 x 9½ in. (33 x 24.1 cm.)


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    A preparatory drawing for the left-hand angel in this composition is in the Accademia, Venice (inv. no. 723; see Hugh Brigstocke, Procaccini in America, London and New York, 2002, p. 21, pl. 35, and Nancy Ward Neilson, Giulio Cesare Procaccini disegnatore, Busto Arsizio, 2004, p. 97, no. 50, fig. 74). Another version of the upper part of this composition, inferior in quality and almost certainly an oval-shaped copy after the present work, was sold at Sotheby's, London, 8 July 1992, lot 95, as North Italian School, early 17th century (now Milan, private collection; see Nancy Ward Neilson, op. cit., p. 97, under no. 50).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale [The Property of a Religious Institution]; Sotheby's, London, 8 December 2005, lot 311, as 'Attributed to Giulo Cesare Procaccini'.