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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni de' Busi, called Cariani
CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni de' Busi, called Cariani
CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 125,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Giovanni de' Busi, called Cariani
SAN GIOVANNI BIANCO CIRCA 1485 - 1547 VENICE
CHRIST CARRYING THE CROSS

Provenance

Private collection, Belgium.

Exhibited

Bitonto, Galleria Nazionale della Puglia, Tiziano, Bordon e gli Acquaviva d'Aragona, 15 December 2012 – 8 April 2013.

Literature

A. Donati in N. Barbone Pugliese, A. Donati, L. Puppi, Tiziano, Bordon e gli Acquaviva d'Aragona, exhibition catalogue, 2012, pp. 244–47, cat. no. 4, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

Born near Bergamo, Cariani moved to Venice by 1509, where his style was formed under the influence of Sebastiano del Piombo. Following Sebastiano's departure for Rome in 1511, Cariani fell under the sway of Titian. In August 1517 he returned to Bergamo, where he remained until he went back to Venice in 1523, absorbing the influence of Lorenzo Lotto, and rapidly reforming his own style.

This painting is a recent discovery, and a significant addition to Cariani's œuvre. As Donati noticed, Christ's head is very similar to that in a three-quarter length portrait of a beardless unidentified young man by Cariani at Chatsworth (see fig. 1), and it is likely that Cariani used the sitter as his model here. The Chatsworth portrait is generally dated circa 1516–17, and a similar dating is indicated for the present work. It thus falls at the end of Cariani's first sojourn in Venice, or possibly at the very beginning of his Bergamasque intermezzo. In style it is a summation of his Venetian experience, combining the diverging strands of post-Giorgionismo: Sebastiano's more austere, classicizing style with Titian's lusher, more elegiac style.  

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