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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 240

    Ignaz Stern (Mauekirchen, Bavaria 1679-1748 Rome)

    Ceres; and Flora

    Price Realised  


    Ignaz Stern (Mauekirchen, Bavaria 1679-1748 Rome)
    Ceres; and Flora
    oil on canvas
    30 x 23¾ in. (76.2 x 60.3 cm.)
    in Roman 18th century carved and gilded frames
    a pair (2)

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    The attribution to Ignaz Stern has been confirmed by Professor Giancarlo Sestieri who regards these works as 'notevoli rappresentative testimonianze' by the artist (written communication, June, 2007). Sestieri compares them to Stern's Flora, formerly in the Megna Collection in Rome (G. Sestieri, Repertorio della pittura romana della fine del Seicento e del Settecento, Turin, 1994, III, fig. 1036), noting that the flowers may have been painted by the artist's son Ludovico (Rome 1709-1777).

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