Circle of Giovanni Ghisolfi (Milan circa 1623-1683) Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld
Lot 186
Circle of Giovanni Ghisolfi
(Milan circa 1623-1683)
Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 4,700 - 7,800

Lot Details
Circle of Giovanni Ghisolfi (Milan circa 1623-1683)
Pythagoras Emerging from the Underworld
oil on canvas
63 x 83.5cm (24 13/16 x 32 7/8in).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Possibly Sale, Antonina, Rome, 14 April 1978, lot 124 (one of a pair)
    Possibly Sale, Finarte, Milan, 17 December 2009, lot 1273 (one of a pair)

    The present painting is probably to be identified with the work published by Busiri Vici (see: A. Busiri Vici, and F. Cosmelli (eds), Giovanni Ghisolfi (1623- 1683). Un pittore milanese di rovine romane (Rome, 1992), cat. no. 105, p. 144), who considered the canvas to be by a close pupil of the master.
    Ghisolfi depicted more than one version of the same subject (see: Busiri Vici, 1992, cat. 33, p. 80, in the Almagià Collection Italy, and cat. 35, p. 82, in the Pinacoteca Sabauda, Turin).
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