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CIRCLE OF LUCA FERRARI
Reggio Emilia 1605 - 1654 Padua
PARIS HOLDING THE GOLDEN APPLE
oil on canvas, unframed
canvas: 34 by 26¾ in.; 86.4 by 67.9 cm.
The canvas is lined. The image reads well and presents a handsome sitter. Some details in the shadows have sunken, like the hair in the background. Very few and small dots of loss are at right in the laurel crown. Inspection under UV reveals scattered spots of retouching and repair throughout, like at left of the sitter’s neck and another in his proper left shoulder. Offered unframed.
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This composition derives from Luca Ferrari's Paris dating to circa 1644 in the Cassa di Risparmio, Reggio Emilia.1
1. Oil on canvas, 70 by 60 cm. See M. Pirondini, Luca Ferrari, Reggio Emilia 1999, p. 139, cat. no. 32, reproduced.