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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

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

    The Fall of Man

    Price Realised  

    Michele Rocca (Parma c. 1666-1751 Venice?)
    The Fall of Man
    oil on canvas
    18¾ x 14½ in. (47.6 x 36.8 cm.)


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    We are grateful to Dott. Giancarlo Sestieri for confirming the attribution to Rocca, on the basis of photographs (private communication, 20 August 2008). The attribution had been previously confirmed by Dott. Federico Zeri in his communications with Julius Held. What may have been a companion piece with nearly identical measurements, The Expulsion of Adam and Eve, was exhibited at the Schaeffer Galleries in New York in 1942 (Genius of Baroque Painting, no. 28).

    Provenance

    with Central Picture Galleries, New York, from where purchased by Prof. Julius S. Held.