567
567
Sebastiano Mazzoni
THE RAISING OF THE CROSS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
567
Sebastiano Mazzoni
THE RAISING OF THE CROSS
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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Sebastiano Mazzoni
FLORENCE 1611 (?) - 1678 VENICE
THE RAISING OF THE CROSS
oil on panel, in a feigned arch
71.5 x 37 cm.; 28 1/4  x 14 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 17 October 1997, lot 150, for $13,000;
With Graziano Gallo, Solesino.

Literature

P. Benassi, Sebastiano Mazzoni, Florence 1999, pp. 110, 158, cat. no. 42, reproduced fig. VIII.

Catalogue Note

Benassi dates this panel to around 1660, by which time Mazzoni was well established in Venice. He compares the rich colours and movement of the figures at the base of the cross to Mazzoni's much larger canvas of The Sacrifice of Jepthta in the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City.1 Mazzoni returned to this subject once more in the late 1660s or even later, in a small canvas of altogether more Spartan and dramatic composition, which was last recorded in a Milanese private collection.2

1 Benassi 1999, p. 104, cat. no. 35, reproduced in colour plate IX.

2 Benassi 1999, p. 118, cat. no. 53, reproduced fig. 98.

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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