28 January 2009
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Pietro Ricchi, Il Lucchese Lucca 1606-1675 Udine
Queen Tomyris with the head of King Cyrus
oil on canvas, unframed
39½ x 56¾ in. 100.4 x 144.3 cm.
with Julius H. Weitzner, New York.
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P. dal Poggetto, 'I "Lot e le figlie" del Ricchi e altri dipinti da cavalletto inediti', Antichità viva, XXXIV, 1995, 1-2, pp. 11-12. P. dal Poggetto, Pietro Ricchi, Rimini, 1996, p. 341, no. 219.
The prime version is in a private collection in Bologna (see dal Poggetto, op.cit., no. 220).
This lot is offered without reserve.
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