29 January 2015
Pietro Navarra (active Rome 1685-95)
A spoonbill, woodcock, and game birds
The present work compares closely with the Still life with game and fruit in the Pallavicini Gallery, Rome (see M. Gregori, et al., La natura morta in Italia, Milan, 1989, III, p. 826, fig. 982.
oil on canvas
38¾ x 29 1/8 in. (98.4 x 74 cm.)
Baron and Baroness Raoul Kuffner de Diozegh; Park-Bernet Galleries, 18 November 1948, lot 24, as 'Jan Weenix'.
Louise Heller; Sotheby's, New York, 3 June 1988, lot 65, as 'Central Italian School, 18th Century' ($18,700).
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 17 October 2006, lot 227 ($19,200), where acquired by the present owner.
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