Sebastiano Lazzari (Verona 1730-circa 1795 Venice?) 'Caught in the act'
Lot 33
Sebastiano Lazzari (Verona 1730-circa 1795 ?Venice) A cat holding a fish in its mouth, beside a mirror and peaches on a table, an open window and a watch hanging from a chain on the wall behind
Sold for £10,625 (US$ 16,506) inc. premium

Lot Details
Sebastiano Lazzari (Verona 1730-circa 1795 ?Venice)
A cat holding a fish in its mouth, beside a mirror and peaches on a table, an open window and a watch hanging from a chain on the wall behind
signed with monogram 'SL' (in ligature) and inscribed 'Fugge col *** nel fuggir si crede/ D'altro assalire *** 'ei si ferma e rugge/ Ma che' lspecchio l'inganna egli non vede' (on a letter, lower left)
oil on canvas
48 x 70cm (18 7/8 x 27 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • The position of the cat in the present composition may be compared to a cat holding a bread roll in its mouth in a still life by Sebastiano Lazzari of larger dimensions, which is in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice (see: F. Zeri, La natura morta in Italia (Milan 1989), vol. I, p. 378, ill. 449).
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