Property from the collection of the late Vincent Korda
(Cambrai circa 1595 - 1649 Rome)
ABDUCTION OF THE SABINE WOMEN, IN AN IMAGINED ROMAN ARCHITECTURAL SETTING
signed with monogram, lower right: MV (in ligature)
oil on panel
17½ by 22½ in.; 44.5 by 57.2 cm.
Pierre André Joseph Knyff, by whom sold, Antwerp, Grange, 18 July 1785, lot 336, for 72 fl. to Mahy;
G. Myin, by whom sold, Antwerp, 24 August 1802, lot 4;
Maria Theresia Andrioli, by whom sold, Amsterdam, Philippus Schley, 18 July 1803, lot 34, for 40 fl. to Pieter Joseph Thijs;
Mrs. Salomon van Berg and Mr. Bart van Berg, New York, before 1969;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby's, 25 June 1969, lot 109.
Vincent Malo trained in Antwerp under David Teniers and Peter Paul Rubens, and relocated to Italy after 1634, where he remained until his death just after his arrival in Rome in 1649. Malo first lived and worked in Genoa alongside Cornelis de Wael (1592 - 1667), and later worked in Florence. He assimilated the Flemish and Italian baroque styles and specialized in religious, mythological, and genre scenes. The present panel demonstrates his ability to compose large figural groups as well as his facility with architectural settings.