Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (Naples 1678-1745)
Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (Naples 1678-1745)
Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (Naples 1678-1745)
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Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (Naples 1678-1745)

Archimedes demonstrating his invention to King Hieron of Syracuse; and The Death of Archimedes

Details
Domenico Antonio Vaccaro (Naples 1678-1745)
Archimedes demonstrating his invention to King Hieron of Syracuse; and The Death of Archimedes
oil on panel
7 5/8 x 7 5/8 in. (19.3 x 19.3 cm.)
(2)a pair
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 1 August 1961, lot 197, as 'Rosa'.
with Paul Ganz, New York, where acquired by,
Professor Julius S. Held (1905-2002), New York: his sale (†), Christie's, New York, 27 January 2009, lot 25.
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Lot Essay


The attribution to Vaccaro was first suggested by Mr. Ian Kennedy (private communication with Julius Held, 18 June 1981), and recently confrimed by Professor Nicola Spinosa, to whom we are grateful. Spinosa dates the pictures to the beginning of the eighteenth century.

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