Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

Master Works on Paper from Five Centuries

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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

God the Father appearing to the Virgin

Auction Closed

July 3, 10:51 AM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, called Il Grechetto

(Genoa 1609 - 1664 Mantua)

The Nativity with God the Father and Angels


Point of the brush and red, brown, blue and white oils, over traces of black chalk:

signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: Castiglione. f

283 by 418 mm

Dr. Richard Mead (1673-1754), London (according to an old inscription attached to the back of the frame: from Dr. Mead's Collection / esteemed one of the most capital Castigliones in England. The King has larger compositions, i.e. with many more figures but none better or more finished indeed I think none so good),

probably his estate sale, London, Langford, 13-28 January 1755, possibly lot 59 or 61 (21 January 1755) or lot 62 (22 January 1755)