26 October 2016
Circle of Giovanni Paolo Panini (Piacenza 1691-1765 Rome)
A Roman capriccio with the Colosseum, Trajan's column, the Farnese Hercules, the Pyramid of Cestius and other classical buildings, with figures resting in the foreground
oil on canvas
31 ¼ x 43 3/8 in. (79.2 x 110.4 cm.)
Lady Hermione Cameron, Lochiel; (Possibly) Christie's, London, 4 October 1946, lot 169, as 'G.P. Pannini' (55 gns. to Moretti).
with Betty Weiss Gallery, Connecticut.
The Burndy Library, Norwalk, Connecticut; Christie's, New York, 9 October 1991, lot 5 ($104,500).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Ferdinando Arisi has endorsed an attribution to Panini in full (written correspondence, c. 1990) and suggested a dating to c. 1755.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Andrew Graham-Dixon on how full-length portraits have been used in history to boost the status of kings and commoners
Expert advice from interior designer Phillip Thomas, who has spent his life ‘travelling the world, looking at beautiful things’
Christie’s specialists, a gallerist, a conservator and an expert consultant share their inside knowledge with Holly Black
Why ‘grubby’ paintings are the best, fluctuating humidity is a painting’s worst enemy — and a coffee stain can be worth keeping (if it was made by Picasso)
From Connecticut to Kent in southeast England, homes with links to such classic works as Desire under the Elms, Lord of the Flies and The Deep Blue Sea
The Belgian collector, antiques dealer and designer outlines what the art and objects in his library mean to him