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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 242

    Nicola Grassi Formea 1682-c. 1750 Venice

    The Holy Family with Saints Francis and Catherine of Siena

    Price Realised  

    Nicola Grassi Formea 1682-c. 1750 Venice
    The Holy Family with Saints Francis and Catherine of Siena
    oil on canvas, unlined
    30 x 72¼ in. 76.2 x 183.5 cm.


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    A similar composition by Nicola Grassi, The Holy Family with Saint John the Baptist, is in the Museo Civico, Padua (see G. Gallo, Mostra di Nicola Grassi, Udine, 1961, no. 59). We are grateful to Prof. Ugo Ruggeri for confirming the attribution to Grassi (private communication, 13 June 2008).