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Pietro Novelli, called Il Monrealese
ST. FRANCIS APPEARING TO A POPE AND A KING
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
27
Pietro Novelli, called Il Monrealese
ST. FRANCIS APPEARING TO A POPE AND A KING
Estimate
3,0004,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pietro Novelli, called Il Monrealese
MONREALE 1603 - 1647 PALERMO
ST. FRANCIS APPEARING TO A POPE AND A KING
Pen and brown ink and wash over traces of black chalk;
bears inscription, verso fori (?) no. 42
318 by 232 mm
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Provenance

Sale, London, Sotheby’s, 11 June 1981, lot 108;
Dr. G.A. Ricci, Rome,
his sale & others, London, Sotheby’s, 18 April 1994, lot 59;
With P. & D. Colnaghi, London, Master Drawings, 1995, no. 14; Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, 2001-2, no. 13);
Private collection

Exhibited

Stanford, Stanford University Museum of Art, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings from a Private Collection, 1988, no. 30;
Palermo, Albergo dei Poveri, Pietro Novelli e il suo ambiente, 1990, no. III-19, incorrectly illustrated p. 391 as no. III-18 (entry by Santina Grasso)

Literature

Santina Grasso, ‘Aggiunte al catalogo di Pietro Novelli disegnatore’, Storia dell’arte, 1998, p. 353

Catalogue Note

Preparatory for Novelli's painting of Saint Louis of France Receiving the Franciscan Girdle from Saint Francis, painted between 1635 and 1637, in the church of Santa Maria di Monte Oliveto, known as Badia Nuova, in Palermo (fig. 1).1

1. G di Stefano, Pietro Novelli, il Monrealese, Palermo 1989, p. 220-221, no. 46, reproduced, fig. 46

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