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Studio of Giambattista Pittoni
Venice 1687 - 1767
THE SACRIFICE OF POLYXENA
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
219
Studio of Giambattista Pittoni
Venice 1687 - 1767
THE SACRIFICE OF POLYXENA
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,600 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Studio of Giambattista Pittoni
Venice 1687 - 1767
VENICE 1687 - 1767
THE SACRIFICE OF POLYXENA

Catalogue Note

A studio replica after Pittoni's original design, of which there are numerous versions. The present picture, due to the lack of fluting on the column, is closest to the version Muzeum Narodowe, Poznan (see F. Boccazzi, Pittoni, Venice 1979, p. 154, cat. no. 160, reproduced fig. 237).

The subject does not appear in Homer's Illiad, but it is taken from Euripides's tragedy Hecuba, which relates events after the Trojan war.

Old Master Paintings

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