SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
BARTOLOMEO LIGOZZI | A STILL LIFE OF WHITE ROSES, HYACINTHS, RED CARNATIONS, ANEMONES AND OTHER FLOWERS IN A GLASS VASE ON A STONE SURFACE
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
Verona 1620 - 1695 Florence
A STILL LIFE OF WHITE ROSES, HYACINTHS, RED CARNATIONS, ANEMONES AND OTHER FLOWERS IN A GLASS VASE ON A STONE SURFACE
oil on canvas
15½ by 10⅞ in.; 39.4 by 27.6 cm.
The canvas is tightly lined. This painting has recently been cleaned and re-varnished. A decorative image reads well, though some details in the shadows have sunken. Some minor frame abrasions with associated loss are along the edges, but barely noticeable. Craquelure is visible throughout. Inspection under UV reveals some possible fine lines of retouching to address the craquelure. Painting can hang as is. Offered in an elaborately carved giltwood frame with some minor loss on its edges.
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By whom anonymously sold, Florence, Pandolfini Casa D'Aste, 19 April 2016, lot 9, sold for €11,250.
Bartolomeo Ligozzi was the nephew of the mannerist artist Jacopo Ligozzi. Born in Verona, Ligozzi flourished as a still life painter in Florence, where he gained the favor of the Medici family. Certain elements in this painting, like the flowers' arrangement and the glass's luminescence, are repeated in Fiori in un vaso di vetro in the Museo della natura morta, Poggio a Caiano.1
When this painting sold in 2016 (see Provenance), Ilaria della Monica endorsed the attribution to Bartolomeo Ligozzi. We are grateful for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.
1. Oil on canvas, inv. no. 560 / Oggetti d'Arte Castello.