• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 118

    Studio of Valerio Castello (Genoa 1624-1659)

    The Adoration of the Magi

    Price Realised  

    Studio of Valerio Castello (Genoa 1624-1659)
    The Adoration of the Magi
    oil on canvas
    50 1/8 x 62 in. (127.3 x 157.5 cm.), including additions of approx. 3.5 cm. at top and bottom


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    Provenance

    An old label formerly on the reverse suggested that the picture was in the Galleria Lomellini, Genoa, until shortly before 1885, as Palma Giovane.
    Anonymous sale (+); Christie's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 43, (where acquired by the present owner).


    Literature

    L. Frohlich-Bum, Ein Neuaufgetauchtes Bild von Valerio Castello, Pantheon, XXIII, 1965, pp. 181-2, illus.
    C. Manzitti, Valerio Castello, Torino, 2004, p. 236, no. C3, illus.


    Exhibited

    Nice, Antique Dealers' Fair, 1885.
    London, The Arcade Gallery, Garantiert Echt: A loan exhibition to celebrate an eightieth birthday, June 1974, no. 8.