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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577)

    The Baptism of Christ

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    Orazio Samacchini (Bologna 1532-1577)
    The Baptism of Christ
    with the coat-of-arms of Johann Caspar and Jacob Franz Brücker (centre left)
    oil on canvas
    59 1/8 x 47 7/8 in. (150.3 x 121.7 cm.)

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    Another version of this picture, attributed to Orazio Sammachini, is in the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid (inv. no. 8472).

    A copy of the present picture, published by Dr. Helmi Gasser as by Denys Calvaert, is in the Cloister at Seedorf (H. Gasser, Die Kunstdenkmäler des Kantons Uri, Bern, I.I, 2004, pp. 282-4, fig. 223).

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    Johann Caspar Brücker, Altdorf, by whom given c. 1690, as the dowry of his daughter, the Capuchine Abbess of Altdorf, to
    The Capuchine Cloister, Altdorf, until c. 1900, when purchased by a priest, by whom bequeathed to
    Ingenbohl Convent, Canton Schwyz, until at least 1959.
    The private collection of a priest, Switzerland, and by descent.
    with Galerie Gloggner, Lucerne.