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MATTIA PRETI, 1613

MATTIA PRETI, 1613 TAVERNA/CATANZARO 1699 VALLETTA/ MALTA THE PARABLE OF THE RICH MAN AND POOR LAZARUS Oil on canvas. Relined. 193 x 286 cm. Unframed. A copy of the expert‘s report by Nicola Spinosa dated 23 November 2018 is enclosed. Provenance: Dorotheum Vienna, 23 April 2018, lot 64 - there still described as Maltese School, 17th century. Thanks to the expert‘s report by Spinosa and historical sources the painting has now clearly been identified as work of Mattia Preti. For comparison, see another version of this subject held at the Palazzi Barberini that is, however, much less elaborate (inv. no. 1363). Literature: The present painting was already discussed in 1936 in The Art Bulletin, vo. 18, no. 3, September 1936, on pp. 378/379 in the essay “Mattia Preti” by Georgina Goratkin, with a black and white illustration on p. 379, ill. 7. At the time it was held in a private collection in Naples. Lorenza Mochi Onori and Rossella Vodret, Galleria nazionale d‘arte antica: Palazzo Barberini, Rome 2008, p. 320 with corresponding bibliographical references. Similarly evident is a painting held at the Museo Capodimonte in Naples (Mattia Preti, Tra Romea, Napoli e Malta), exhibition catalogue, Naples Museo di Capodimonte, March - June 1999, pp. 174-177. € 250.000 - € 400.000 Sistrix INFO | BIETEN 140 HAMPEL ONLINE Visit www.hampel-auctions.com for around 5.000 additional images.

Das Gemälde wurde im September 1936 veröffentlicht in „THE ART BULLETIN“, An Illustrated Quarterly published by the College Art Association of America. Vol. XVIII, Nr. 3 und auf Seite 378 besprochen. The painting was published in september 1936 in „THE ART BULLETIN“, An Illustrated Quarterly published by the College Art Association of America. Vol. XVIII, No. 3 and bespoken on page 378. Translate all texts into your preferred language on our homepage via Google: www.hampel-auctions.com 141

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