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Massimo Stanzione
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. HILARY KOPROWSKI AND DR. IRENA KOPROWSKA

Massimo Stanzione
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
Estimation
100 000150 000
Lot. Vendu 187,500 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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Massimo Stanzione
ORTA DI ATELLA NEAR CASERTA (?) 1585 (?) - 1656 (?) NAPLES (?)
THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI
signed in monogram lower left: EMX
oil on canvas
91 1/2  by 79 in.; 232.4 by 201 cm. 
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Provenance

With David Koetser, Zurich, 1973;
With Spencer A. Samuels Gallery, New York, until 1989.

Bibliographie

S. Schütze and T. Willette, Massimo Stanzione, Naples 1992, p. 193, cat. no. A12, reproduced in color plate II, and figs. 109-110. 

Description

This grand Adoration of the Magi is an important work by the Neapolitan Baroque painter Massimo Stanzione. The picture may be dated to to the 1620s based on stylistic comparison with some of Stanzione's most important pictures of that period, namely his Adoration of Shepherds (Museo Nazionale di San Martino, Naples). The figure of the Christ child is rendered in a highly similar manner to that same figure in the artist's Adoration of the Shepherds (Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao).2

Stanzione has employed a similar form of signature to other works in his oeuvre, in an abbreviated form of the title Eques Maximus, a title which Stanzione often used in an effort to elevate his role as an artist into the realm of the emerging professional elite.

1. See literature, Schütze 1992, cat. no. A9.
2. Ibid., cat. no. A11.

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