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    Sale 7714

    Old Master & British Pictures

    24 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 100

    Ventura Salimbeni (Siena 1568-before 1613)

    The Lamentation

    Price Realised  

    Ventura Salimbeni (Siena 1568-before 1613)
    The Lamentation
    oil on panel
    12¾ x 9¾ in. (32.4 x 24.8 cm.)


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    Traditionally given to Federico Barocci, the attribution of this panel to Ventura Salimbeni was first proposed by Aidan Weston-Lewis and confirmed by John Marciari, to whom we are grateful. They have noted the existence of a close version in the collection of the Monte dei Paschi in Siena (inv. no. 381489). That version, of lesser quality, measures 34 x 25.5 cm, and is dated to circa 1600.

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    Provenance

    Purchased 'on the Continent, about 1760' by Sir Charles Whitworth (according to Jameson), from whom acquired by
    Welbore Ellis Agar (1735-1805), Commissioner of Customs, by whom bequeathed as part of his collection to his two illegitimate sons,
    Welbore Felix and Emmanuel Felix Agar, from whom purchased en bloc, in 1806 by
    Robert, 2nd Earl of Grosvenor and subsequently 1st Marquess of Westminster, K.G., P.C. (1767-1845), and by descent in the Westminster collection at Grosvenor House, London and Eaton Hall, Cheshire.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER


    Literature

    A. Jameson, Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries of Art in London, London, 1844, p. 244, no. 10, as 'Baroccio'.
    A. Young, Catalogue of the Pictures at Grosvenor House, London, 1821, p. 17, no. 57, pl. 17, as 'Baroccio'.