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Attributed to Nicola Casissa (Italian, d. 1731) Two Elaborate Still Life Compositions with Flowers, Fruit, and Animals

Auction:
3140B
Lot:
209
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$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Nicola Casissa (Italian, d. 1731)

Two Elaborate Still Life Compositions with Flowers, Fruit, and Animals
One signed "NCasissa f" l.l., the other unsigned, with small labels from "Collezione Sangiorgi" on the sides of the frames.
Both oil on canvas, 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (62.5 x 75.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Both lined, retouch, craquelure, varnish discoloration, surface grime.

N.B. Giuseppe Sangiorgi (1850-1928) was the proprietor of a gallery and auction house in Rome.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Framed dimensions for still life with dog and bird: 32 1/2 x 36 5/8 in.
Framed dimensions for still life with peacock and rabbits: 32 1/4 x 36 1/2 in.
Both frames bearing labels from Collezione Sangiorgi numbered and inscribed "7847 PSS/ISS due"

Still life with dog and bird with scattered retouch primarily to the lower right where there is a line covering an old paint loss, along the center left edge and in the sky at upper left. Minor brushstrokes of retouch to strengthen the outlines of some of the flowers.

Still life with peacock and rabbits frame slightly warped. Scattered retouch similar to painting above. Signature is located just above and to the left of the darker foreground rabbit.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

B. Giuseppe Sangiorgi, Nicola Casissa, On, Retouch

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