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Follower of Jacopo Ligozzi, 18th century
A DECAPITATED HEAD UPON A BOOK, A MACABRE MOMENTO MORI
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166
Follower of Jacopo Ligozzi, 18th century
A DECAPITATED HEAD UPON A BOOK, A MACABRE MOMENTO MORI
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Follower of Jacopo Ligozzi, 18th century
A DECAPITATED HEAD UPON A BOOK, A MACABRE MOMENTO MORI
dated on the seal lower centre: 1728
oil on canvas
51 x 38.3 cm.; 20 1/8  x 15 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Private collection, Nancy, France.

Catalogue Note

After a larger and more elaborate version of the present painting by Ligozzi on the reverse of a sensitive portrait of a young boy in the collection of Lord Aberconway, Bodnant, Wales.1 That portrait bears the date 1604; memento mori by Ligozzi rank among the earliest modern Italian examples of still life painting.2

1. See L. Salerno, La Natura Morta Italiana, Rome 1984, p. 30, reproduced fig. 9.2
2. Salerno 1984, p. 30

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