Sale 10PT02 | Lot 1

Natale Attanasio Italian, 1846-1923 Visit with Cardinal and the Borghese Family

Catalogue: European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art

Lot Details

Lot 1
Natale Attanasio Italian, 1846-1923 Visit with Cardinal and the Borghese Family
Italian, 1846-1923
Visit with Cardinal and the Borghese Family
Signed V. Attanasio/Roma (lr)
Oil on canvas
23 5/8 x 39 3/16 inches (60 x 99.5 cm)

Provenance:
Cav. Francesco D'Atri, Rome, until March 1900
Maurice Brill, acquired from the above on March 7, 1900

This work is accompanied by the original bill of sale from Cav. Francesco D'Atri.

According to the bill of same from Cav. Francesco D'Atri, the painting depicts the visit to the Cardinal Borghese by the newly married Pauline Bonaparte and Prince Camillo Borghese, nephew of the Cardinal. In attendance at the event are figures from Italy's historic aristocracy and include Victoria Colonna, a celebrated 15th century Italian poetess, seated at left; Bianca Cappello, a 16th century noblewoman and mistress and, later, the second wife of Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, also seated at left; the two Morosini sisters, Angela and Morosina, of 16th century Venetian aristocracy, stand in the center of the painting.


Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Dirty varnish. Frame rubbing. Not examined out of the frame. Framed under glass. Does not appear to be any restoration.


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Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Sold for $11,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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European, American, Modern & Contemporary Art

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