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157
Carlo Maratta
STUDY FOR A SAMARITAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
157
Carlo Maratta
STUDY FOR A SAMARITAN
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 7,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Carlo Maratta
CAMERANO 1625 - 1713 ROME
STUDY FOR A SAMARITAN

Provenance

Sale, London, Christie's, 6 July 1999, lot 56;
Private Collection, New York

Catalogue Note

The present sheet is a primo pensiero by Carlo Maratta for the figure of the Samaritan in his painting, Christ and the Samaritan at the Fountain (fig.1), an important commission that the artist executed circa 1685-1690, for his Roman patron, Marchese Niccolò Maria Pallavicini.

When this drawing last appeared on the market it was described as a study for Rebecca at the Well, but the rediscovery by Stella Rudolph of Maratta's Christ and the Samaritan at the Fountain, which was subsequently exhibited and published in 2000,1 clarifies the nature and function of the present work.

1. S. Rudolph, L’idea del Bello: Viaggio per Roma nel Seicento con Giovan Pietro Bellori, Rome 2000, p. 474, no. 19, reproduced

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York