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    Sale 5432

    Old Master & British Pictures

    29 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 205

    Michele Rocca (Parma c.1666-c.1751 Venice?)

    Diana and Endymion

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Michele Rocca (Parma c.1666-c.1751 Venice?)
    Diana and Endymion
    oil on canvas
    21 7/8 x 17 5/8 in. (55.5 x 44.8 cm.)


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    At Jupiter's command the beautiful Endymion was thrown into an eternal sleep in return for being granted perpetual youth. Diana visited the sleeping Endymion at night, and it is here that Rocca depicts the goddess, cradled within a crescent moon, watching the languorous figure bathed in light below.

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    Provenance

    with M. & C. Sestieri, Rome, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    G. Sestieri, Michele Rocca e la pittura rococò a Roma, Florence, 2004, N.5C.