Early Ribera at Daguerre

May 26 2020

Image of Early Ribera at Daguerre

Picture: Daguerre

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A newly discovered painting by Jusepe de Ribera (1588-1656) is coming up for sale at the Parisian auction house Daguerre on 16th June. This painting, said to depict an ancient philosopher, was uncovered in a house in the west of France last year. The artwork was unveiled in January as a rare early canvas by Ribera painted in Rome between the years 1610 - 1615. It was due to be sold in March before the lockdown delayed the sale.

The picture carries as estimate of €200,000 - €300,000. In January the French press speculated that several museums are eyeing up the painting. I wonder if this is still the case?

Update - The picture made 1,400,000 (hammer price).

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