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Wayne, Auctioneer
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I recently bought a piece of art from an antique store that

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Hello, I recently bought a piece of art from an antique store that I believe is a sixteenth century Venetian painting. Can you help me evaluate it? I was an art history major and have a good eye and think I know who the artist is but need this verified by an expert.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank You for your question, my name is***** have been buying and selling Art work since 1970 and can help you with this.
Unfortunately, this is painting is after a painting done by Sebastiano del Piombo a student of Raphael "The Violinist" Inscribed on the ledge MDXVIII.
It was much admired as a Raphael in the nineteenth century. As a student in Rome in the early 1840s, Gérôme painted a copy; perhaps he supplied the painting or a drawing as the model for the lithograph. He certainly suggested its inclusion. The oil was not only admired by Gérôme but was also praised by both Bouguereau and Eugène-Emmanuel Amaury-Duval (1806-1885). Although most of the Sciarra collection was sold in 1898-99, The Violinist is still in the collection in Rome.
Judging by the age of the canvas and paint this was done early 19th century. This is a very nice quality painting and would sell for $2000-3000.
Thank you,
Wayne
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
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Wayne

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