Lot 394
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Giovan Battista Boncori

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
Sold
7,500 GBP
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Description

  • Giovan Battista Boncori
  • The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
  • inscribed in an old hand on the reverse of the canvas: MOLA
    and brushed with inventory number: A.H. 3
  • oil on canvas
  • 72.5 by 60.5 cm.; 28 1/2  by 23 3/4  in.

Catalogue Note

Boncori trained in the workshop of Pier Francesco Mola between 1660-66, the likely date of execution of the present work.1 Previously attributed to Mola himself, as attested to by the inscription on the reverse of the canvas, the master's influence is clearly discernible in the composition, the palette and in the subject matter, which Mola visited several times in his career.
We are grateful to Professor Francesco Petrucci for proposing the attribution on the basis of photographs.
1. For a fuller discussion of the artist see F. Petrucci, Pier Francesco Mola, Rome 2012, p. 213 and colour reproductions pp. 216-17, figs. 160-61.
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