Property from a French Private Collection
WORKSHOP OF ANDREA SACCHI
Rome (?) circa 1599 - 1661 Rome
The angel appearing to Hagar and Ishmael
oil on canvas
74.3 x 105 cm.; 29¼ x 41¼ in.
We are grateful to both Dr. Ann Sutherland Harris and Dr. Erich Schleier for endorsing the attribution to the workshop of Andrea Sacchi following inspection of images. Five autograph versions and two workshop variants are recorded in Harris' catalogue raisonné; the prime version, octagonal in format, was executed for Sacchi's principal patron Cardinal Antonio Barberini, and is today in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.(1)
1 Inv. no. NMW A 9; A. Sutherland Harris, Andrea Sacchi: Complete edition of the paintings with a critical catalogue, Oxford 1977 p. 63, cat. no. 22, reproduced in colour fig. III.