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Scipione Pulzone (1544 - 1598)

Lot 129: Scipione Pulzone, called Il Gaetano (Gaeta 1544-1598)

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January 30, 2013
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Description

Scipione Pulzone, called Il Gaetano (Gaeta 1544-1598)
Portrait of Jacopo Boncompagni, three-quarter length, in armor
signed, dated and inscribed 'Scipio. Caietano faciebat. 1574/Illυm υo. et. Ecc.sυm υo S.υoυr Jaco.' (lower center, on the paper)
oil on canvas
48 x 39 1/8 in. (121.9 x 99.3 cm.)

Exhibited

London, Thos. Agnew & Sons, Twenty Selected Pictures by Italian Masters on Exhibition at the Galleries of Thos. Agnew & Sons, June-July, 1899, no. 9, 'Nobleman in richly damascened Armour. Signed and dated 1574'.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 1989 - June 1994, on loan.
Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, From Raphael to Carracci. The Art of Papal Rome, 29 May - 7 September 2009, no. 97.

Literature

A. Venturi, Storia dell'Arte italiana IX. La Pittura del Cinquecento VII, Milan, 1934, p. 780, note 1.
A. Vannugli, 'Giacomo Boncompagni duca di Sora e il suo ritratto dipinto da Scipione Pulzone,' Prospettiva, LXI, January 1991, pp. 54-66.
Z. Wazbinski, Il Cardinale Francesco Maria Del Monte (1549-1626), Florence, 1994, II, pp. 524, 525, fig. 19.
P. Leone De Castris, 'Le Cardinal Granvelle et Scipione Pulzone,' in Les Granvelle et l'Italie au XVI siècle: Le mécénat d'une famille: actes du colloque international organisé par la Section d'italien de l'Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, 2-4 October, 1992, Besançon, 1996, p. 183, fig. 3.
A. Dern, Scipione Pulzone (ca. 1546-1598), Weimar, 2003, pp. 31-32, 110-111; fig. 20.
J.-A. Godoy et al., Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'armure italienne, exhibition catalogue, Geneva, Musée Rath, 2003, pp. 19, 478, under no. 74; p. 18, fig. XIV (entry by J.-A. Godoy).
M. Scalini, 'Parures Triomphales. Le maniérisme dans l'art de l'larmure italienne,' exhibition review in Kunstchronik, LVI, 6, June 2003, pp. 271-272.

Provenance

(Possibly) Patrizi family, Florence (according to the 1910 sale catalogue of the James Henry Smith collection, see below).
with Haskard & Son, Florence, where acquired, 30 June 1898, by Agnew.
with Agnew's, London, where acquired, 4 July 1899, by
William Collins Whitney, New York; (+), 1904, from whom acquired by
James Henry Smith, New York; (+), American Art Association, New York, 18-22 January 1910, lot 197.
Private collection, Mexico, by 1987, whence acquired by the following
with Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York.
with Hazlitt Gooden & Fox, London, from whom acquired circa 1989 by the family of the present owner.

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