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Lot No. 249


Circle of Joseph Heintz II


(Augsburg circa 1600–1678 Venice)
Venice, a view of the Ponte dei Pugni,
oil on canvas, 102 x 119 cm, framed

Provenance:
Private collection, Italy

The Ponte dei Pugni [Bridge of Fists] is named after an ancient tradition that took place on a bridge in Venice: the War of the Fists. The residents of two opposing factions, the Castellani of San Pietro di Castello and the Nicolotti of San Nicola di Mendicoli, from September to Christmas challenged each other with ‘blows of fists’ in the middle of the bridge and the tradition was for the winner to throw his opponent into the canal. These fist fights were outlawed in 1705 because of their extreme violence.

17.10.2017 - 18:00

Realized price: **
EUR 27,500.-
Estimate:
EUR 10,000.- to EUR 15,000.-

Circle of Joseph Heintz II


(Augsburg circa 1600–1678 Venice)
Venice, a view of the Ponte dei Pugni,
oil on canvas, 102 x 119 cm, framed

Provenance:
Private collection, Italy

The Ponte dei Pugni [Bridge of Fists] is named after an ancient tradition that took place on a bridge in Venice: the War of the Fists. The residents of two opposing factions, the Castellani of San Pietro di Castello and the Nicolotti of San Nicola di Mendicoli, from September to Christmas challenged each other with ‘blows of fists’ in the middle of the bridge and the tradition was for the winner to throw his opponent into the canal. These fist fights were outlawed in 1705 because of their extreme violence.


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Auction: Old Master Paintings
Date: 17.10.2017 - 18:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 07.10. - 17.10.2017


** Purchase price incl. charges and taxes

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