9 July 1999
Attributed to Stefano Magnasco (Genoa c. 1635 -1665)
oil on canvas, octagonal
36 x 36 in. (92.7 x 93.3 cm.)
Anon. sale [Shillito]; (+) Christie's, London, 18 March 1935, lot 121, as 'Guercino' (3 gns. to Engel).
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We are grateful to Professor Riccardo Lattuada for the attribution, made on the basis of photographs. He dates it to 1645-50.
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