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Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (1573 - 1610)


Julien's Auctions

December 17, 2011
Beverly Hills, CA, US

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"Cardsharps," oil on panel. PROVENANCE Lot 405, "Internationella Varauktion 512," Bukowski's, Stockholm, May 26, 1999. 41 by 48 3/4 (sight); 49 1/2 by 57 inches, framed

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100 North Carolwood Drive

Julien's Auctions
December 17, 2011, 10:00 AM PST

Beverly Hills, CA, US

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