Giuseppe Bazzani (Mantua 1690-1769)
Giuseppe Bazzani (Mantua 1690-1769)

Christ mourned by seraphim

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Giuseppe Bazzani (Mantua 1690-1769)
Christ mourned by seraphim
oil on canvas
37 ¾ x 29 1/8 in. (95.8 x 74.1 cm.)
Provenance
Copparoni collection, Rome, before 1988.
Literature
N. Ivanoff, 'Tre Pieta di Bazzani', Emporium, CIX, 1949, pp. 163-4, fig. 2.
F. Caroli, Giuseppe Bazzani: L'opera completa, Milan, 1988, p. 90, no. 74.

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Lot Essay

This striking Christ mourned by seraphim is considered by Flavio Caroli to be an early work by Giuseppe Bazzani, painted c. 1739 (loc. cit.). A similar picture by Bazzani showing The Deposition and datable to the 1740s is currently in the Museo Diocesano, Mantua.

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