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Nicola Vaccaro (Naples 1640-1709)
Nicola Vaccaro (Naples 1640-1709)

The Sacrifice of Moses

Nicola Vaccaro (Naples 1640-1709) The Sacrifice of Moses with initial 'P.' (lower centre) oil on canvas 52¾ x 72¾ in. (134 x 185 cm.)
(Possibly) Ercola Michele Brasciforte e Pignatelli, Principe de Butera de Radali, by whom bequeathed to his daughter
Donna Caterina di Branciforte (1768-1814) by whom bequeathed to her husband
Georg, Principe de Radali (d. 1841), by whom bequeathed to his brother
Ernst Wilhelm Wilding, Principe de Radali (1792-1863), Schloss Königsbrck, and by descent to his son
August Friedrich Graf Wilding von Königsbrck, from whom acquired in 1893 with Schloss Königsbrck by
Geheimen Kommerzienrat Carl Robert Bruno Nauman, and by descent at Schloss Königsbrck until confiscated in 1946 by Soviet occupying forces, and subsequently on loan to the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden.

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We are grateful to Professor Riccardo Lattuada for the attribution, given on the basis of a black and white photograph. He believes it to be an early work by the artist.


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