Lot 326. Domenico Fiasella (Sarzana 1589-1669 Genoa), Portrait of a young man with a sketchbook, oil on canvas, 40 1/2 by 33 1/2 in.; 102.9 by 85.1 cm. Estimate 80,000—120,000 USD. Lot Sold 140,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's
Provenance: Apponyi Collection, Budapest;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 21 June 1968, lot 101 (as Murillo);
Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 19 January 1984, lot 111;
Anonymous sale (The Property of a French Private Collector), New York, Sotheby's, 30 January 1998, lot 78;
Anonymous sale (Property from a European Collection), London, Sotheby's, 13 December 2001, lot 55;
There purchased by the present owner.
Note: Following the departure of Bernardo Strozzi and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, Fiasella became the dominant artistic personality in Genoa from the mid-1630s, painting a number of monumental altarpieces in the city. His portraits are now very rare: P. Donati (Doemnico Fiasella `Il Sarzana', Genoa 1974, pl. 44) reproduces only a Portrait of a Young Lady in the Accademia Ligustica in Genoa; while a Portrait of Constantin Gentile is also recorded in the collection of the Marchese Ambrogio Doria (exhibited Genoa, Palazzo Reale, Mostra di Pittori Genovesi del Seicento e del Settecento, 1938, no. 32).
Sotheby's. Important Old Master Paintings & Sculpture, 27 Jan 11, New York