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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Johann Zick
THE SACRIFICE AT LYSTRA
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Johann Zick
THE SACRIFICE AT LYSTRA
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Johann Zick
LACHEN 1702 - 1762 WÜRZBURG
THE SACRIFICE AT LYSTRA
oil on canvas;

signed and dated lower center: 'Jo. Zick inv et/pinx: 1753'


canvas: 27 3/8 by 35 5/8 in.; 69.5 by 90.5 cm.
framed: 34 by 42 in.; 86.4 by 106.7 cm.
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Provenance

Freiherr von Kühlmann-Stumm, Schloss Ramholz, acquired in the 1930s;
Thence by descent until anonymously sold ("Property from the Collection of a Nobleman"), London, Sotheby's, 9 July 1998, lot 331 (as Januarius Zick with lot 4 as a pendant);
There acquired by the present collector.

Catalogue Note

Johann Zick, a Baroque German painter, was the father of Januarius Zick (1730-1797), an important master of the Late Baroque. This painting is of very high quality, given that in 1753 he was producing among his finest works, possibly even in competition with those of his son. Therefore it comes as no surprise that this painting was thought to be by his son when originally offered at auction.1

The present lot depicts Act 14:8 from the life of Paul. This scene takes place after Paul miraculously cures a cripple, and the people of Lystra want to make a sacrifice to him and his companions. In disgust, Paul tears his garments, as represented with the dramatic central figure depicted in an overtly emotional manner as was typical for Baroque artists.

We are grateful to Dr. Josef Strasser for endorsing the attribution on the basis of images.

1. See Provenance.

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