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Bernardo Strozzi

Saint Cecilia

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Bernardo Strozzi

Bernardo Strozzi

Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

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Property from the Estate of Nelson Shanks

Bernardo Strozzi

Genoa 1581 - 1644 Venice

Saint Cecilia


oil on canvas

canvas: 27 ¼ by 20 ⅞ in.; 69.2 by 53 cm.

framed: 36 by 30 in.; 91.4 by 76.2 cm. 

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Private Collection, Zurich;
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 6 June 2012, lot 22;
There acquired.
L. Mortari, Bernardo Strozzi, Rome 1995, p. 162, cat. no. 363, eproduced p. 162 and color plate XVII;
C. Manzitti, Bernardo Strozzi, Turin 2013, cat. no. 299, reproduced p. 206, fig. 299.
During the Renaissance and Baroque periods, the Roman martyr, Saint Cecilia, was first venerated as the patron of musicians and church music. She was a favorite subject of Strozzi who painterd her at least fifteen times. This painting is dateable to Strozzi's late Genoese period, before his move to Venice in circa 1630-1.