9 July 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN FAMILY (LOTS 10, 149, 236)
Attributed to Giovanni Andrea Ansaldo (Voltri 1584-1638 Genoa)
Christ among the doctors
oil on canvas
76½ x 56½ in. (194.3 x 143.5 cm.)
Purchased by the father of the present owner in the first half of the 20th century, and by descent.
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