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Luigi Sabatelli
THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. EZEKIEL 37: 1-14
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
169
Luigi Sabatelli
THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. EZEKIEL 37: 1-14
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Luigi Sabatelli
FLORENCE 1772 - 1850 MILAN
THE VALLEY OF DRY BONES. EZEKIEL 37: 1-14

Catalogue Note

The present drawing depicts the Old Testament biblical narrative of The Valley of the Dry Bones from Ezekiel 37: 1-14.  The story recounts a vision revealed to the prophet Ezekiel, where he sees himself standing in a valley full of dry human bones.   Ezekiel is commanded to carry a prophecy and the bones connect into human figures, then become covered with flesh and skin. God reveals the bones as the People of Israel in exile and commands the Prophet to carry another prophecy in order to revitalize these human figures.  Ezekiel has been chosen to resurrect them and to bring them to the Land of Israel.

Sabatelli was born in Florence and trained for five years in Rome, where he came under the influence of the French Academicians, in particular David and his pupil Fabre, but also others such as François-Guillaume Ménageot.  By 1808 his reputation was sufficiently high for him to be appointed to the Academy of Brera in Milan, a post which he maintained for forty years.  Increasingly famous for his numerous paintings and frescoes executed on a grand scale, he returned to Florence in 1819-20, where he painted his most celebrated work, the vast tondo of the Council of the Gods, in the vault of the Sala dell'Lliade in the Palazzo Pitti.

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