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Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino

Noli Me Tangere

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Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino

Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino

Noli Me Tangere

Noli Me Tangere

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Giuseppe Cesari, called Il Cavalier d'Arpino

Arpino 1568 - 1640 Rome

Noli Me Tangere


oil on pine panel, unframed, with an unidentified collector's red wax seal on the reverse

unframed: 45 x 36.8 cm.; 17 3/4 x 14 1/2 in.

The single panel is flat and stable. The paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. It is possible to discern a number of discoloured retouchings to previous losses, and there is an old woodworm hole upper right. The blues of Christ's robe have degraded, causing a distinct network of craquelure to develop. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms the numerous pin-prick retouchings scattered throughout which are visible in raking light, and reveals lines of retouching to the network of craquelure in Christ's robe, along with a more concentrated area of retouching in the foliage upper right approx. 12 x 3 cm. The painting is in fairly good condition and will benefit from some attention.


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Possibly sale, Rome, Finarte, 5 October 1993, lot 163;
On the art market, Emilia Romagna, May 1996;
Acquired by the mother of the present owner;
Thence by descent.
H. Röttgen, Il Cavalier Giuseppe Cesari d'Arpino, Rome 2002, p. 425, cat. no. 187, partially reproduced (with incorrect dimensions and described as on canvas).