View 1 of Lot 174. Venus, Cupid and putto.
View 1 of Lot 174. Venus, Cupid and putto.
174

Carlo Innocenzo Carlone

Venus, Cupid and putto

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Carlo Innocenzo Carlone

Carlo Innocenzo Carlone

Venus, Cupid and putto

Venus, Cupid and putto

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Carlo Innocenzo Carlone

Scaria 1686 - 1775 Como

Venus, Cupid and putto


oil on canvas

unframed: 116.4 x 106.5 cm.; 45 7/8 x 41 7/8 in.

framed: 133.1 x 122.6 cm.; 52 3/8 x 48 1/4 in.

Count Silvio Martinengo, Palazzo Martinengo Salvadego, via Dante, Brescia;
In situ there until 1974;
Private collection, Ticino, Switzerland;
Acquired by the mother of the present owner;
Thence by descent.
F. Lechi, 'Le dimore bresciane in cinque secoli di storia', in Il Cinquecento nella città, vol. III, Brescia 1974, pp. 245 and 279 (as Pittoni or Migliori);
A. Barigozzi Brini, 'Carlo Innocenzo Carloni. Un artista fra Barocco lombardo e Barocco europeo. Qualche opera inedita o poco nota', in Arte Lombarda, 98/99 (3-4), 1991, p. 164;
S. Coppa, 'Carlo Innocenzo Carloni', in I Carloni di Scaria, S.A. Colombo and S. Coppa (eds), Lugano 1997, pp. 227 and 298;
S. Coppa, in Carlo Innocenzo Carloni 1686/87-1775. Dipinti e bozzetti, S. Coppa, P.O. Krückmann and D. Pescarmona (eds), exh. cat., Milan 1997, p. 136, cat. no. 30, reproduced in colour.
Rancate, Pinacoteca Züst and Campione d'Italia, Galleria Civica, Carlo Innocenzo Carloni 1686/87-1775. Dipinti e bozzetti, 14 September - 30 November 1997, no. 30.

One of three overdoors executed by Carlone for Count Silvio Martinengo, for a room on the upper floor of the Palazzo Martinengo di Padernello (then Salvadego), in the via Dante in Brescia. They were recorded by Lechi in 1974 when they were still in situ in the palace (when he tentatively attributed them to Pittoni). The other two overdoors, of a similar size, are in a private collection, and depict Diana (113 x 101 cm.) and a Bacchic scene (113 x 102 cm.).1 Carlone executed other frescoes in the palace with the Bolognese painter Giovanni Zanardi in 1739, and Coppa believes these overdoors to date to around the same time, though Barigozzi Brini suggests a later date of 1750-60.


1 See A. Barigozzi Brini, 'Carlo Innocenzo Carloni', in Settecento lombardo, R. Bossaglia and V. Terraroli (eds), exh. cat., Milan 1991, p. 133, cat. nos I.96 and I.97, reproduced in colour p. 134.