Lot 147
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Ventura Salimbeni

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  • Ventura Salimbeni
  • Christ exchanging his heart with Saint Catherine
  • signed and dated lower right: VENTURA . SALIMBENI. SEN / .1605.
  • oil on canvas, unlined
  • 125 x 82 cm.


Anonymous sale, Monaco, Sotheby’s, 2 December 1989, lot 308, where acquired by the present owner.


Avignon, Grand Chapelle du Palais des Papes, Catherine de Sienne, 1992, no. 58.


B. Santi, in Catherine de Sienne, exh. cat., Avignon 1992, pp. 234–35, cat. no. 58, reproduced;
A. Massari, M. Cellini, Nel Segno di Barocci, Urbino 2005, p. 389;
M. Ciampolini, Pittori Senesi del Seicento, Siena 2010, vol. II, p. 742.

Catalogue Note

This is a rare signed and dated work by Ventura di Arcangelo Salimbeni. The artist led an itinerant existence, between Siena – the city of his birth, Rome – where he spent a decade, Pisa, Florence and Genoa. His resulting broad visual repertoire and late mannerist style won him important commissions in Siena, Pisa, and Florence among others. The significant influence of Federico Barocci and Correggio is readily discernible in Salimbeni's work.