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Lot 30Attributed to Mario Nuzzi, called Mario dei Fiori
17th Century
Still Life of Flowers Surrounding a Carved Relief of the Triumph of Saint Dominic over Heresy
Oil on canvas
68 1/4 x 54 3/4 inches (173.4 x 139 cm)
Collection of Mrs. Oliver Ames, Boston, 1946
McGinnis Collection
Sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Apr. 29, 1965, lot 58
Acquired from the above
Private collection, New York, from 1965 until the present

Estate of a New York Gentleman

Sold for $15,000
Estimate $12,000-18,000

Not restored since it was purchased in 1965, so all restoration dates to before that time. The canvas ; the varnish layer is dense and hard to penetrate with UV light. The impasto of the flowers is flattened. There is a 5-inch vertical tear in the upper right quadrant, and some pitting of the surface. Also inpainting around the flowers in the upper right quadrant.

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