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SEBASTIANO RICCI (BELLUNO 1659-1734 VENICE) AND CLEMENTE SPERA (?NOVARA C.1661-1742 MILAN)
A capriccio with figures conversing by classical ruins
oil on canvas
2534 x 3412 in. (65.5 x 87.8 cm.)
inscribed with inventory numer '137' (on the stretcher, upper left)
Provenance
Sir Francis Dashwood, 2nd Bt., 11th Baron Le Despencer (1708-1781), West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire, and by descent in the family to,
Sir Francis Dashwood, 11th Baronet, Premier Baronet of Great Britain (1925-2000).
Literature
D. de Sarno Prignano, 'Dipini a più mani con "figure in piccolo" di Sebastiano Ricci', in L. Muti and D. de Sarnmo Prignano (eds.), A tu per tu con la pittura: Studi e ricerche di Storia dell’Arte, Faenza, 2002, pp. 339, 341-2, and 345-6, figs. 2 and 10, pl. XLVII.
A. Scarpa, Sebastiano Ricci, Milan, 2006, pp. 249 and 430, no. 298, fig. 141.
Exhibited
New York, Piero Corsini, Inc, Important Old Master Paintings, devotion and delight, 1989.
Monte Carlo, Maison d’Art, Ricordi del Grand Tour, Tableaux italiens du XVIII siècle, 1997, no. 8.
Chioggia, Museo Diocesano di Arte Sacra, Nel segno della Serenissima. Capolavori dell’arte veneta dal XIV al XVIII secolo, 18 March-9 April 2006, un-numbered.
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