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Michelangelo Ricciolini

Abraham and the Three Angels; The Sacrifice of Isaac

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Michelangelo Ricciolini

Michelangelo Ricciolini

Abraham and the Three Angels; The Sacrifice of Isaac

Abraham and the Three Angels; The Sacrifice of Isaac

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Michelangelo Ricciolini

Rome 1654 - 1715 Frascati

Abraham and the Three Angels; The Sacrifice of Isaac


a pair, both oil on canvas

unframed: each 73.1 x 96.6 cm.; 28 3/4 x 38 in.

framed: each 86.9 x 110.3 cm.; 34 1/4 x 43 3/8 in.

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The canvases are both lined, the paint surfaces are slightly dirty and the varnishes are slightly discoloured.


The former:

It is possible to see a large amount of retouching in the upper left quadrant of the painting with the naked eye - through the angel's torso, wings and arm and throughout the sky in this area. This is confirmed under ultraviolet light which further reveals some scattered retouching in the arm and drapery of the angel in blue, in the sky around Abraham's head and scattered in his red cloak, in Isaac's blue drapery and in the lower right corner and left corners.


The latter:

It is likewise possible to discern retouching through the upper half of the painting in the sky and in the angels' wings and the face of the angel on the left with the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms this and further reveals areas of retouching in the lower parts of the angels' wings and throughout their drapery and arms and legs. There are also pin-prick retouchings in Abraham's drapery.


Despite these the paintings appear bright and legible, and are ready to hang.


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Michelangelo Ricciolini worked in the large Roman studio of Carlo Maratta. His Self-Portrait is part of the collection of artist's portraits in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.


We are grateful to Dott. Francesco Petrucci for endorsing the attribution to Ricciolini on the basis of digital images.