169
169

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Roman School, mid-17th Century
FLORAL GARLAND SURROUNDING THE HEAD OF CHRIST CROWNED WITH THORNS
Estimate
6,0008,000
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169

THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Roman School, mid-17th Century
FLORAL GARLAND SURROUNDING THE HEAD OF CHRIST CROWNED WITH THORNS
Estimate
6,0008,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Roman School, mid-17th Century
FLORAL GARLAND SURROUNDING THE HEAD OF CHRIST CROWNED WITH THORNS

Provenance

Private collection, Andalucía;
Whence acquired and offered on the art market, Madrid;
Whence acquired in 2013 by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

The blooms in this garland are reminiscent of the Roman still life painter, Mario Nuzzi, called Mario dei Fiori. The Ecce Homo in the centre of the garland is related to the type invented by Guido Reni, much copied, of which an example is the painting today in the Louvre, Paris.1

1 Inv. no. 528; see C. Garboli and E.Baccheschi, L'opera completa di Guido Reni, Milan 1971, p. 113, cat. no. 194b, reproduced.

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