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THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Gaetano Gandolfi
SAINT LIBORIUS
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
162

THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Gaetano Gandolfi
SAINT LIBORIUS
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gaetano Gandolfi
SAN MATTEO DELLA DECIMA NEAR BOLOGNA 1734 - 1802 BOLOGNA
SAINT LIBORIUS

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Bonham's, 5 December 2007, lot 90, where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

The bishop portrayed here appears to be Saint Liborius, Bishop of Le Mans (d. 397), to whom, since the 13th century, those suffering from gallstones prayed for assistance after Archbishop Werner von Eppstein was reportedly healed of the affliction on visiting the bishop's shrine in 1267. His feast day of 23 July was added to the Roman Calendar in 1702 by Pope Clement XI, who apparently also suffered from the complaint.

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