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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Francesco Trevisani
LUCRETIA
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
165

PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Francesco Trevisani
LUCRETIA
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Francesco Trevisani
CAPODISTRIA (CAPE OF ISTRA, SLOVENIA) 1656 - 1746 ROME
LUCRETIA

Provenance

Possibly Lodovico Sergardi (1660–1726);
Possibly thence by inheritance to his nephew, Abbot Lattanzio Sergardi (b. 1695), Rome, 1727, when recorded in his inventory as a 'copia di Lucrezia, che vien dal Trevisani, ritoccato dal medesimo, in tela d'imperatore, con cornice tutt'oro scudi 15.'

Literature

Possibly recorded in the Inventari diversi spettanti alla nobil famiglia Sergardi, Archivio di Stato di Siena, Sergardi, C.101, pages unnumbered;
F. Petrucci, Dipinti tra Rococò e Neoclassicismo da Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia e da altre raccolte, Rome 2013, p. 24, n. 8, reproduced in colour fig. 12.

Catalogue Note

The present painting was most recently published in 2013 by Petrucci, who dates it to circa 1685–90, and compares it to the Cleopatra in the Lemme collection, Rome.He also suggests it may be the painting listed in the inventory of the Abbot Lattanzio Sergardi from 1727, extrapolated from his uncle Lodovico's posthumous inventory to determine which paintings he wanted to keep for himself instead of selling.

Karin Wolfe, to whom we are grateful, does not endorse the attribution to Trevisani, noting that some particular features of the anatomy and pose of the figure such as the hard angle of the bent wrist with the dagger, the attenuated neck, and the closed hand with the precisely rendered thumbnail, do not appear in the rest of the artist's œuvre.

1 D. Tomaselli, in Il Settecento a Roma, exh. cat., Rome 2005, pp. 262–63, cat. no. 159, reproduced.

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