23 January 2004,
Price realised USD 28,680
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Bologna 1574-1625 Milan)
oil on copper
13¼ x 9¾ in. (33.6 x 24.7 cm.)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824) inherited the Downton Estate in Herefordshire, where he built a castle from his own designs, inspired by the drawings of Claude Lorrain of which he himself had formed a collection of over 250 examples. He travelled extensively in Italy - first in 1767-7; again in 1777 in the company of Jakob Philipp Hackert, when he visited Sicily; and in 1785 when he stayed with Sir William Hamilton in Naples.
We are grateful to Nancy Ward Nielson for confirming the attribution to Giulio Cesare Procaccini.
Probably Richard Payne Knight, and by descent to
Miss Amanda Lennox, Downton Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire, England; Christie's, London, 7 July 1995, lot 344, as 'Circle of Giulio Procaccini'.
Insights into the life and art of the photographer whose raw, honest images captured the creative spirit of 1980s New York's downtown scene
We canvass a panel of local gallerists, artists and restaurateurs for their advice on the best places to stay, eat and relax