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Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Hylas with a vase

Estimate:

70,000 - 90,000 USD

Property from a Private Collector

Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Hylas with a vase

Hylas with a vase

Estimate:

70,000 - 90,000 USD

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Property from a Private Collector

Baldassare Franceschini, called Il Volterrano

Volterra 1611 - 1689 Florence

Hylas with a vase


oil on canvas, an oval

canvas: 41 by 34 in.; 104.1 by 86.4 cm.

framed: 65 by 53½ in.; 165.1 by 135.9 cm.

The canvas is lined and is taut and stable on its oval-shaped stretcher. The image reads well with strong contrast and bold colors retained in the blue robes and gold vase. A fine pattern of craquelure is visible throughout but not distracting. No repairs or retouching are obvious to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, retouching is scattered throughout: an oval-shaped repair in the center right, a few small repairs in the bottom left shadow, concentrated retouching above the figure’s head, over his proper right shoulder, on his forehead and throat, on his wrist, and on his proper left sleeve. No retouching is visible in the gold vase. The painting has been well restored and can hang in its present condition. Offered in an elaborate rectangular frame of ebonized wood and giltwood with putti at each corner and a gilt inner oval lining.


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Commissioned by Cosimo di Antonio Citerni (d. 1653), Florence, c. 1650;
Thence by inheritance to his brother, Benedetto Citerni (1609 - after 1662), and by descent to his son Antonio Citerni (1651 - 1720), Florence;
With Marco Voena, Milan, 2001-2002;
From whom acquired.

F. Baldinucci, Notizie de' professori del disegno da Cimabue in qua, Florence, 1728, vol. 5, p. 161;1

M. Fabbri in Pittura nella Firenze di Ferdinando II de Medici, ed. M. Gregori, exhibition catlaogue, Turin 2002, pp. 16-17, 37-38;

S. Bellesi, Catalogo dei pittori fiorentini del '600 e '700. Biografie e opere, Florence 2009, vol. I, p. 150, vol. II, p. 297, reproduced fig. 651;

A. Grassi, "Il Volterrano. Le ragioni di una forma tra alcune voci della Firenze seicentesca," Ph.D. diss., Università degli Studi di Firenze 2012, p. 110;

M.C. Fabbri in Volterrano: Baldassarre Franceschini (1611 - 1690), ed. M.C. Fabbri, A. Grassi, and R. Spinelli, Florence 2013, pp. 152 - 153, cat. no. 31, reproduced in color p. 153.