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Attributed to Caterina de Julianis (circa 1695-1742), Italian, circa 1700
Portrait of Carlo Spinello (1579 - 1614)
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Attributed to Caterina de Julianis (circa 1695-1742), Italian, circa 1700
Portrait of Carlo Spinello (1579 - 1614)
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Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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Attributed to Caterina de Julianis (circa 1695-1742), Italian, circa 1700
Portrait of Carlo Spinello (1579 - 1614)
wax on slate ; in a later tortoiseshell marquetry and gilt bronze frame
inscribed in the wax: Carlo Spinello dei Duchi di Cafiro Villara P. di Cariati
33 x 29,5 cm ; 13 x 11 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Formerly in John Nicholas Brown collection, New York, thence by descent
Christie's New York, 10 January 1995, Lot 35 

Catalogue Note

An inventory dating to 1727 records in Bishop Emanuele Spinelli's palace four wax reliefs by Caterina de Julianis from the Chiesa dell' Immacolata, in Catanzaro. The bishop may have commissioned a series of portraits of his illustrious ancestors, among which this one of Carlo Spinello (see. E.J. Pyke, A Biographical Dictionary of Wax Modelers, Oxford, 1973, p. 73).

Sylvain Lévy-Alban : Rive Droite / Rive Gauche

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