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    Sale 7610

    Important Old Master & British Pictures Day Sale Including Property From The Collection Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein

    9 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Veronese School, early 16th Century

    Atalanta hunting with her maidens; and The Wedding of Atalanta and Meleager

    Price Realised  

    Veronese School, early 16th Century
    Atalanta hunting with her maidens; and The Wedding of Atalanta and Meleager
    oil on panel, tondi, set into a nineteenth-century North Italian giltwood and polychrome decorated cassone, the rectangular lid painted with scrolling foliage above egg-and-dart and dentilled cut frieze, the panel front centered by a coat-of-arms and flanked by mythological landscape medallions and carved in relief with acanthus wrapped pilasters, on a later fluted and foliated carved plinth, the sides with wrought-iron handles
    the tondi 11 in. (28 cm.) diam.; the cassone overall 30 x 79¾ x 28½ in. (76.2 x 202.5 x 72.4 cm.)
    with the number 'R72' inscribed on the reverse of the cassone


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    Provenance

    Venice until 1881, when purchased there by
    Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1840-1929), and by descent; in Vienna by 1944, when moved thence to Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, where it was displayed in the Room of the Vierjahreszeiten-Ofen until 2003.


    Literature

    P. Schubring, Cassoni. Truhen und Truhenbilder der italienischen Frührenaissance. Ein Beitrag zur Profanmalerei im Quattrocento, Leipzig, 1915, p. 366, no. 636, as Circle of Bartolomeo Montagna.
    A. Kronfeld, Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtenstein'sche Gemäldegalerie in Wien, Vienna, 1931, p. xix.


    Exhibited

    Lucerne, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Meisterwerke aus den Sammlungen des Fürsten von Liechtenstein, 5 June to 31 October 1948, no. 246 (catalogue entry by G. Wilhelm, p. 57).