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Details & Cataloguing

Carlo Innocenzo Carlone
SCARIA 1686 - 1775 COMO
THE LAMENTATION
signed, lower right: C. Carlone P.
oil on canvas, laid on board
146 x 121 cm.; 57 1/2  x 47 5/8  in.
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Provenance

Benefiziat Theodor Heinrich Hubert Schmelz, vicar in Uerdingen, 1819–44, and later Lulsdorf, Cologne;
Fr. Dr. Thywissen, Schoenberg, by 1907, according to Renard;
Art market, Berlin, 1974;
Prof. Joseph Matzker, Bonn;
His sale, London, Sotheby’s, 7 December 1988, lot 33; 
Where acquired by the present owner.

Literature

E. Renard, Die Kunstdenkmaler des Siegkrieses, in Die Kunstdenkmaler der Rheinprovinz,  P. Clemn (ed.), Dusseldorf 1907, vol. V, p. 883;
W. Hansmann, Eine rhenische Carlone-Sammlung, in Wallruaf-Richartz Jahrbuch, G. von der Osten (ed.), Cologne 1975, vol. XXXVII, pp. 200–202, reproduced p. 201, pl. 16.

Catalogue Note

Full scale paintings on canvas are much rarer than either bozzetti or frescoes in Carlone's œuvre, and many appear to have been produced in connection to large fresco commissions. This Lamentation was probably conceived as an altarpiece commissioned for the Elector Clemens August in Munster. It can tentatively be dated to before 1750, as this was about the time that Carlone changed the spelling of his name to Carloni.

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