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Lot 106 - Auction 60

GIOVANNI LANFRANCO (Terenzo, 1582 – Roma, 1647)
The suicide of Cleopatra


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GIOVANNI LANFRANCO (Terenzo, 1582 – Rome, 1647)

The suicide of Cleopatra
Oil on canvas, cm. 100x143. Original Salvator Rosa frame
Due to its exceptional historical and artistic importance, the painting is subject to notification by the Italian State.

E. Schleier, Disegni di Giovanni Lanfranco, Cat. della mostra, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Firenze 1983, pp. 162-163;
M. Aronberg Lavin, Seventeenth Century Barberini Documents and Inventories of Art, New York 1975, pp. 303 e 398;
F. Trincheri Camiz, Una “Erminia”, una “Venere” e una “Cleopatra” di Giovanni Lanfranco in un documento inedito, in “Bollettino d’Arte”, 67, 1991, pp. 165-168;
L. Mochi Onori, Giovanni Lanfranco e la famiglia Barberini, in "Giovanni Lanfranco. Un pittore barocco tra Parma, Roma e Napoli”, cat. della mostra, a cura di E. Schleier, Parma - Napoli – Roma, 2001 – 2002, pp. 79-80.

Marco Marazzuoli collection (1602-1662);
From 1662, Prince Maffeo Barberini, for testament legacy;
Barberini collection up to 1812;
From 1812 Maffeo Sciarra collection;
1895 sold at the Auction for the Sciarra collection (n° 45, still visible lower right in the canvas);
Private collection in Perugia;
Current owner.




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