London, South Kensington
8 July 1998
Circle of Johann Liss (c.1595-1629)
The Cursing of Cain
oil on canvas
35 x 27.7/8in. (88.9 x 79.8cm.)
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In a Neapolitan 18th Century ebonised and gilded frame.
The prototype is in the Uffizi, Florence. For a list of copies, see R.Klessman, catalogue of the exhibition, Johann Liss, Augsburg, 2 Aug. - 2 Nov. 1975, pp.114-7, no.A35.
Please note that this picture is sold UNframed and not as stated in the catalogue.
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