Please note that Prof. dr. Maximiliaan P.J. Martens is the sole author of the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the works of Quinten Massys in which the present work will be included.
Please note additional literature for this lot:
D. Bodart, The Zanchi Collection, Rome 1985, p. 320, cat. no. 438 (as Lorenzo Costa).
This lot is sold unframed.
The correct medium for this lot is:
oil on paper, laid down on canvas
The correct bold type heading for the present lot is:
Bernardo Strozzi and Studio
Please note, the correct date for the Salon in which the final version of the Sacrifice of Abraham appeared is 1746 not 1646 and the correct date for Coypel's Medea and Jason is 1715 not 1615.
Please note an amendment to the condition report.
Also, this painting is incorrectly described in the catalogue entry as having been owned by Lord Hesketh and as having been included in the Eighteenth Century Venice exhibition at London and Birmingham in 1951; that was a different painting of the subject sold from the Fermor-Hesketh Collection at Christie's, London, in 1988.
Though stated in the catalogue note that Charles Beddington has previously asserted that the figures are the work of Marieschi himself, he was, in fact, one of the first to identify them as the work of Antonio Guardi (in the catalogue of the 1984 sale). Filippo Pedrocco (in his catalogue of 1999) was thus the only scholar to disagree with this identification, suggesting that they may be the work of Giambattista Cimaroli.