7 July 2010
Luca Giordano (Naples 1632-1706)
Samson and the Philistines
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash
8 5/8 x 12 3/8 in. (21.7 x 31.4 cm.)
T. Blayds (L. 416a), possibly with his associated inscription 'Luca Giordano. Napolitano.' (on the mount).
Probably Lord Overstone and by descent to T.E. Loyd.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 December 1991, lot 158, where acquired by
Charles Greenberg; and by descent to the present owner.
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G. Scavizzi, 'New Drawings by Luca Giordano', Master Drawings, XXXVII, 1999, 2, pp. 116, 135, n. 38, fig. 23.
O. Ferrari and G. Scavizzi, Luca Giordano: Nuove ricerche e inediti, Naples, 2003, p. 107, no. D043, illustrated.
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