5 December 2006
Cesare Gennari (Cento 1637-1688 Bologna)
A procession leaving the gates of a walled city
pen and two shades of brown ink, watermark DMP below crowned (?) device
11¾ x 16 7/8 in. (298 x 429 mm.)
By descent in the artist's family until after 1719.
Francesco Forni, Bologna.
John Bouverie (circa 1723-50).
Presented by either John Bouverie or his nephew Christopher Hervey to the Rt. Hon. Sir John Rushout, 4th Bt. (died 1775), or alternatively by John Bouverie's sister Elisabeth Bouverie to Sir John Rushout, 5th Bt., later 1st Lord Northwick (died 1800), and by descent at Northwick Park to
Capt. E.G. Spencer-Churchill; Sotheby's, 1 November 1920, lot 7 (as Guercino, to Meatyard).
Purchased from Meatyard, 4 November 1920 (£2.5s.).
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London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 384 (as Guercino).
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Exhibition of Works from the Paul Oppé Collection, 1961, no.124 (as Guercino).
The attribution to Cesare Gennari, pupil and nephew of Guercino, was confirmed by Nicholas Turner, who also kindly elucidated the provenance.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note in the catalogue that the image for this lot is incorrectly labelled as lot 23.
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