Baroque: Masterpieces from the Fisch Davidson Collection

Baroque: Masterpieces from the Fisch Davidson Collection

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Baroque: Masterpieces from the Fisch Davidson Collection

Mattia Preti

Man cutting a block of tobacco with another figure smoking a pipe behind

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January 26, 03:17 PM GMT

Estimate

1,000,000 - 1,500,000 USD

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Baroque: Masterpieces from the Fisch Davidson Collection

Mattia Preti

Taverna, Calabria 1613 - 1699 Valletta, Malta

Man cutting a block of tobacco with another figure smoking a pipe behind


oil on canvas

canvas: 40⅝ by 35⅝ in.; 103.2 by 90.5 cm.

framed: 49⅜ by 45¾ in.; 125.4 by 116.2 cm.

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 December 2001, lot 48;
Where acquired by Jean-Luc Baroni, London;
From whom acquired by the present collectors, 2002.
K. Sciberras, Mattia Preti: The Triumphant Manner, Valletta 2012, pp. 58-59, 450, reproduced in color (in reverse) fig. 91;
K. Sciberras, Mattia Preti: Life and Work, Valletta 2020, pp. 178, 293, cat. no. 313, reproduced in color fig. 175.