View 1 of Lot 127. Saint John the Baptist.
View 1 of Lot 127. Saint John the Baptist.
127

Cesare Gennari

Saint John the Baptist

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Cesare Gennari

Cesare Gennari

Saint John the Baptist

Saint John the Baptist

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,860

GBP

Property from a Private Collection

Cesare Gennari

Cento 1637 - 1688 Bologna

Saint John the Baptist


later inscribed on the reverse: Scola Bolognese Gurcino

and in another hand: Comprata dal signor / A.C. Onslow / per il signor Longfield / 30 giugno 1868

oil on canvas

unframed: 69 x 56 cm.; 27 1/8 x 22 in.

framed: 99 x 84 cm.; 39 x 33 1/8 in.

Giuseppe Valmori, Florence, January 1868;

Acquired by A.C. Onslow, 30 June 1868, on behalf of

Mr Longfield (probably Richard Edmund Longfield, b. 1842), Longueville House, Mallow, County Cork, Ireland (according to an inscription on the reverse);

Thence by descent, until acquired by the grandfather of the present owner, and by descent.

Another version of this composition, formerly in the Luigi Koelliker collection, Milan, is published in Nicholas Turner's recent catalogue raisonné as by Guercino.1


1 See N. Turner, The paintings of Guercino, Rome 2017, p. 600, cat. no. 309, reproduced.