Benedetto Luti (Florence 1644-1724 Rome) Bacchus and Ariadne
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Benedetto Luti
(Florence 1644-1724 Rome)
Bacchus and Ariadne
Sold for £194,500 (US$ 325,376) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Benedetto Luti (Florence 1644-1724 Rome)
Bacchus and Ariadne
signed, inscribed and dated 'Benedetto Luti. F/ Roma / 1711' (on rock, lower right)
oil on canvas
175.2 x 123.5cm (69 x 48 5/8in).


    Charlie Anderson, The Domino Club, 25 Trinity Place, San Francisco

    While the present painting has been hitherto unrecorded, Luti is known to have painted two other versions of this particular composition (oil on canvas, 48 x 36 cm., Lemme Collection, inv. CL62; and on canvas of unknown dimensions, previously with Clovis Whitfield. See: R. Maffeis, Benedetto Luti L'Ultimo Maestro, Florence, 2010, cat. no. II. 22, p. 306, ill.). Of the three paintings the present work is the only one that is signed and it contains greater detail than the others.

    Charlie Anderson collected paintings and his collection of nudes was one of the finest in San Francisco. They were displayed in his club, The Domino Club, where resident artist Roberto Lupetti could be seen painting a live female nude model for the amusement and entertainment of members.

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