Lot 360
  • 360

Giuseppe Cesari, called Cavaliere d'Arpino

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Giuseppe Cesari, called Cavaliere d'Arpino
  • The Rest on the flight into Egypt
  • oil on canvas

Catalogue Note

Cavaliere d'Arpino's beautiful Rest on the Flight into Egypt, as yet unpublished, is a newly discovered addition to the artist's oeuvre.  The face of the Virgin, with her delicately pointed nose, small, pert mouth, and large hooded eyes recalls that of the same figure in the artist's Adoration of the Magi and the Arcangel in his Annunciation, both frescos in the Aldobrandini chapel at the church of Santa Maria in Via, Rome.  The facial type appears again in his Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome and an Angel offered at Sotheby's London in 2000.

1.  H. Röttgen,  Il Cavalier Giuseppe Cersari d'Arpino, Rome 2002, p. 40, reproduced fig. 22; Anonymous sale, 6 July 2000, lot 27.