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    Sale 5422

    Fine European Costume & Textiles

    1 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 124 A

    A FINE AND RARE FAN, THE LEAF FINELY PAINTED BY GAETANO SAVORELLI
    SIGNED AND DATED 1763

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    A FINE AND RARE FAN, THE LEAF FINELY PAINTED BY GAETANO SAVORELLI
    SIGNED AND DATED 1763
    the leaf after Raphael's (1483-1520) painting in Signature Room at the Vatican following the Iconologie of Cesare Ripa (1555-1622), of the three Virtues: centre, Prudence gazes in her mirror, right, Temperance with a bit, and left Strength with a lion; signed to the right, 'Gaeno. (Gaetano) Savorelli fecit 1763;' verso, an Italian landscape

    The mother-of-pearl sticks piqué with silver and gilt with flowers, in 18th century box
    10.5in. (29.2cm.)


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    Pope Clement XIII commissioned Giovanni Volpato (1733-1803), Giovanni Ottaviani (1735-1808) and Gaetano Savorelli (-1791) to produce engravings of the Logia of Raphael painted between 1518 and 1519 for the future Pope Leo X.

    The fan leaf appears to have been remounted as the leaf has been slightly extended.

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