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Lot 19Pietro Dandini
Italian, 1646-1712
The Boy Joseph Sold into Slavery by his Brothers
Oil on canvas
23 x 28 1/2 inches (58.4 x 72.4 cm)

[Sale] Christie's, New York, April 6, 2006, lot 290
Private collection, New York
This is probably one of a series of paintings illustrating the Biblical story of Joseph, who as a child was sold as a slave to merchants on their way to Egypt by his jealous brothers. Later he rose to a position of authority in Egypt, was able to help his family during a famine, and was reconciled with his brothers.

Sold for $3,125
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Glue relined. Dense varnish layer, difficult to read under UV light. Some areas of restoration in the sky and in the folliage of the tree; some touches to the figures. Some lines and contours reinforced.

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