MICHELE PACE, CALLED MICHELANGELO DEL CAMPIDOGLIO | Portrait of a blue greyhound belonging to the Chigi family, standing in a coastal, mountainous landscape | 米謝爾・佩斯 - 或稱米開朗基羅・德・坎皮多里奧 | 《基吉家族之藍灰色獵犬站於沿海山景中的肖像》
Property from a European Private Collection
MICHELE PACE, CALLED MICHELANGELO DEL CAMPIDOGLIO
米謝爾・佩斯 - 或稱米開朗基羅・德・坎皮多里奧
Rome 1625 - 1669
1625 - 1669年，羅馬
Portrait of a blue greyhound belonging to the Chigi family, standing in a coastal, mountainous landscape
oil on canvas
174 x 246 cm,; 68½ x 96⅞ in.
174 x 246公分；68 ½ x 96 ⅞英寸
The following condition report is provided by Hamish Dewar who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:
Michele Pace, called Michelangelo del Campidoglio
Portrait of a blue greyhound
The large canvas has been lined onto a fixed wooden stretcher with cross batons in the corners and would appear to be structurally sound and the overall pattern of drying craquelure is secure.
The paint surface has a reasonably even varnish layer with some matter areas corresponding to retouchings. This is most noticeable in the dark pigments of the foliage above the hound's back and in the trees and foliage on the right of the composition. This should be simply resolved by revarnishing to ensure a more even surface coating. Inspection under ultraviolet light shows quite extensive retouchings throughout the composition.
The painting would therefore appear to be in stable condition and the only work that might be required is revarnishing to ensure an even surface coating. The extent of retouchings applied in the past should be noted. There may be further retouchings which I could not identify under ultraviolet light.
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Commissioned by Cardinal Flavio Chigi (1631–93);
Acquired by the present collector in 2000.
F. Petrucci, Le Stanze del Cardinale, exh. cat., Rome 2003, p. 151, no. 130, reproduced in colour p. 150, fig. 60;
F. Petrucci, 'La Collezione Koelliker. Ragioni di una mostra', in Mola e il suo tempo. Pittura di figura a Roma dalla Collezione Koelliker, Milan 2005, p. 11, reproduced p. 14;
C. Menoni, in Gli animali nell'arte. dal Rinascimento a Ceruti, D. Dotti (ed.), exh. cat., Milan 2019, p. 106, under no. 23.
Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi, Le Stanze del Cardinale, 20 July – 21 September 2003, no. 130;
On loan, Ariccia, Palazzo Chigi, until December 2016.
See note on preceding lot.