Lot No. 272


Master of the Fertility of the Egg


Master of the Fertility of the Egg - Old Master Paintings

(Brescia, active in the 17th Century)
The discourse of Diogenes (?),
oil on canvas, 66 x 92 cm, framed

The works of the Master of the Fertility of the Egg are characterised by compositions in which dwarfs and human-like animals are depicted layered on separate planes. Often scenes lack any immediately clear narrative, although they probably allude to metaphorical meanings. This, at present, anonymous seventeenth century painter was active in the area around Brescia and his compositions are related to works by Faustino Bocchi (1659–1742). The artist is conventionally identified as ‘The Master of the Fertility of the Egg’ after the subject of one of his paintings conserved in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin.

Specialist: Mark MacDonnell Mark MacDonnell
+43 1 515 60 403

mark.macdonnell@dorotheum.at

10.11.2020 - 16:00

Realized price: **
EUR 56,550.-
Estimate:
EUR 15,000.- to EUR 25,000.-

Master of the Fertility of the Egg


(Brescia, active in the 17th Century)
The discourse of Diogenes (?),
oil on canvas, 66 x 92 cm, framed

The works of the Master of the Fertility of the Egg are characterised by compositions in which dwarfs and human-like animals are depicted layered on separate planes. Often scenes lack any immediately clear narrative, although they probably allude to metaphorical meanings. This, at present, anonymous seventeenth century painter was active in the area around Brescia and his compositions are related to works by Faustino Bocchi (1659–1742). The artist is conventionally identified as ‘The Master of the Fertility of the Egg’ after the subject of one of his paintings conserved in the Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin.

Specialist: Mark MacDonnell Mark MacDonnell
+43 1 515 60 403

mark.macdonnell@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Old Master Paintings
Auction type: Saleroom auction with Live Bidding
Date: 10.11.2020 - 16:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 04.11. - 10.11.2020


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