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Giovanni Battista Langetti
KING PRIAM RETRIEVING THE BODY OF HIS SON HECTOR
JUMP TO LOT
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Giovanni Battista Langetti
KING PRIAM RETRIEVING THE BODY OF HIS SON HECTOR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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Giovanni Battista Langetti
GENOA 1635 - 1676 VENICE
KING PRIAM RETRIEVING THE BODY OF HIS SON HECTOR
oil on canvas, in a modern slip frame
194.8 x 274.2 cm.; 76 5/8  x 108 in.
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Provenance

Prince Giovanelli, Venice.

Literature

M Bonzi, Un Langetti, L'arte, 37, 1940, pp. 32-5;
R. Pallucchini, La pittura veneziana del Seicento, Milan 1981, p. 246, reproduced fig. 784;
M. Stefani Mantovanelli, Giovanni Battista Langetti, Saggi e memorie di storia dell'arte, 17, Florence 1990, p. 78, reproduced fig. 107;
M. Stefani Mantovanelli, Giovanni Battista Langetti : il principe dei tenebrosi, Soncino 2011, reproduced p. 227, cat. no. 140, reproduced p. 307, fig. 91.

Catalogue Note

A second version of the present composition is recorded by Federico Zeri as having been on the market in Rome in 1990 and then by Mantovanelli in 2011 where it was described as depicting Alexander before the Corpse of Darius, and as being in a Genoese private collection.1 The Genoese picture and the present painting differ only in the positioning of the head of Hector, and in the dimensions; the version in Genoa is recorded as measuring 260 x 290 cm. and was copied by Antonio Guardi whose painting is now in the Museum of Fine Art, Moscow.2

1. See Mantovanelli 2011, p. 306, fig. 90.
2. See Mantovanelli 2011, p. 227, fig. 1.

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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