632
632
Gaspare Diziani
THE ABDUCTION OF HELEN
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
632
Gaspare Diziani
THE ABDUCTION OF HELEN
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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Gaspare Diziani
BELLUNO 1689 - 1767 VENICE
THE ABDUCTION OF HELEN

Provenance

M. le Channins [?] Barbier, Nancy, his collector's stamp on the reverse of the canvas (according to the catalogue of the sale held at Sotheby's, London, 3 July 1997);
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Family'), London, Sotheby's, 3 July 1997, lot 87, for £62,000 (as Gaspare Diziani).

Catalogue Note

Unpublished when it was acquired at auction in 1997, this painting is comparable to other subjects from classical history painted by Diziani between 1740 and 1747. Bernard Aikema proposed a dating in the late 1740s for this picture. We are grateful to Prof. Aikema for reiterating his view following recent first-hand inspection of the painting.

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London