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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 249

    Viviano Codazzi Bergamo c. 1604-1670 Rome and Adriaen van der Cabel Rijswijk 1630/31-1705 Lyon

    A capriccio with figures beneath a Doric colonnade, a bay and the Torre di San Vincenzo, Naples beyond

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    Viviano Codazzi Bergamo c. 1604-1670 Rome and Adriaen van der Cabel Rijswijk 1630/31-1705 Lyon
    A capriccio with figures beneath a Doric colonnade, a bay and the Torre di San Vincenzo, Naples beyond
    oil on canvas, oval
    18½ x 26 in. 47 x 66 cm.


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    We are grateful to Prof. David R. Marshall for confirming the attribution to Viviano Codazzi and Adriaen van der Cabel, on the basis of photographs (private communication, 1 October 2008).

    He dates this painting to the 1660s, relating it to a group of collaborative works of this subject (see D.R. Marshall, Viviano and Niccolò Codazzi, Milan, 1993, pp. 290-99, nos. VC166, VC167 and VC170). In this view van der Cabel appears to have had a greater degree of involvement in the landscape than usual, filling out the painting around Codazzi's architecture.