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Bernardino Mei (1612 - 1676)

Lot 262: Bernardino Mei (Siena 1615-1676 Rome) Roman Charity oil on canvas 98 x 131 cm.

Bonhams 3

December 11, 2002
London, United Kingdom

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(38 5/8 x 51 5/8 in.) Influenced by Mattia Preti, Mei's interest in naturalism and the Baroque was evident in his early work. However, from the 1650s Mei rejected Preti's influence and created works of great expression and power inspired by the Roman painters, such as Carlo Maratta.

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Bonhams 3
December 11, 2002, 12:00 AM EST

London, United Kingdom