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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gaspar van Wittel, called Vanvitelli
A VIEW OF THE GROTTO AT POZZUOLI WITH VIRGIL'S TOMB
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
170

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Gaspar van Wittel, called Vanvitelli
A VIEW OF THE GROTTO AT POZZUOLI WITH VIRGIL'S TOMB
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Gaspar van Wittel, called Vanvitelli
AMERSFOORT 1652/3 - 1736 ROME
A VIEW OF THE GROTTO AT POZZUOLI WITH VIRGIL'S TOMB
signed and dated on the rock lower right: GAS VAN / WITEL / 1705 
oil on canvas
93 x 67 cm.; 36 5/8  x 26 3/8  in.
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Provenance

Art market, Rome;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 14 December 1979, lot 141, for £9,500; 
With Galerie Wartensleben, Geneva;
From whom acquired by the present owner.

Literature

G. Briganti, Gaspar van Wittel, L. Laureati and L. Trezzani (eds), Milan 1996, p. 273, no. 382, reproduced in black and white.

Catalogue Note

Published for the first time in 1996, in the revised edition of Briganti's monograph, where it is singled out for the particularly high quality of both the landscape and the figures, this view is signed and dated 1705. It is among the earliest painted by Van Wittel of this celebrated site.

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