4 December 2019
Mattia Preti (Taverna 1613-1966 Valletta)
The Execution of Saint John the Baptist
oil on canvas
39 ½ x 50 1/8 in. (100.4 x 127.3 cm.)
with Appleby Bros., London, by 1948.
Private collection, Rome, by 1948.
with Sestieri, Rome, by 1949.
Professor Michael Jaffé, and by descent to the present owners.
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We are grateful to Riccardo Lattuada and Keith Sciberras for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs.
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