Lot 60
  • 60


200 - 300 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Mary Magdalen
  • Unframed: 22.2 x 18 cm.; 8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. Framed: 24.2 x 20 cm.; 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.
signed, dated and inscribed on the reverse: 'Le chevalier Falardeau' / 'd'après Carlo Dolci a la' / 'galerie des Uffizi' / 'Florence 1866' / '5 Via S. Spirito'oil on board This is a copy after the original painting by Carlo Dolci, datable to 'circa' 1660–70, in the Uffizi, Florence.1 Antoine-Sébastien Falardeau moved from Quebec to Florence in 1846 to continue his artistic training. He was above all a copyist, and Dolci was one of his favourite models. Falardeau's fellow artist in Florence, Napoléon Bourassa, wrote in 1853: 'Falardeau is doing well in Florence ... I believe that within ten years he will succeed in duplicating the contents of the galleries in Florence.'2 1 http://catalogo.fondazionezeri.unibo.it/scheda.v2.jsp?locale=en&decorator=layout_resp&apply=true&tipo_scheda=OA&id=55403&titolo=Dolci+Carlo%2C+Santa+Maria+Maddalena+penitente2 Private archive, Madeleine Hamel (Quebec), Lettre de Napoléon Bourassa à Théophile Hamel, Décembre 1853.


All paintings available to view at the Sotheby’s Greenford Park warehouse, 5 - 7 and 10 – 13 September (10 - 4pm), by appointment. The board is flat and stable, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals small, scattered retouchings around the margins, and in her red cloak.
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