Lot 107: PROPERTY OF A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTOR MASSIMO STANZIONE ORTA DI ATELLA NEAR CASERTA (?) 1585
Old Master Paintings
May 26, 2005
New York, NY, USA
PROPERTY OF A WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTOR MASSIMO STANZIONE ORTA DI ATELLA NEAR CASERTA (?) 1585 (?) - 1656 (?) NAPLES (?) MARY MAGDALEN IN PENITENCE
oil on canvas, unframed
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, January 31, 1997, lot 187;
There purchased by the present collector.
At the time of the 1997 sale (see Provenance below) Sebastian Schütze confirmed the attribution based on images. He dates the painting to circa 1626. He also compares the facial type of the saint with those of Saints Cosmas and Damian (see S. Schütze & T. Willette, Massimo Stanzione, 1992, p. 191, no. A6, fig. 99) and the putti with those in the Adoration of the Shepherds in the Capitolo dei Padri in the Certose di San Martino, Naples (ibid., p. 192, no. A9, p. 275, fig. 105).
Dimensions: 80 by 59 1/2 in.; 203.2 by 151.1 cm.