Giovanni Battista Carlone (Genoa, 1603 circa – Parodi Ligure, 1684 circa) – Joseph and Potiphar’s wife SOLD

Artist: Giovanni Battista Carlone (Genoa 1603 – Parodi Ligure 1684)
Title: Joseph and Potiphar’s wife, 1630-1640 circa
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 135 x 165 cm
Period: Seicento


Painting with certificate of free circulation


Expertise by prof. Camillo Manzitti

Camillo Manzitti attributed the unpublished painting to Giovanni Battista Carlone, the most famous
member of a family of artisans from Mendrisio area, that settled in Genoa around the mid–16th century.
This canvas, depicting the Biblical episode of Joseph and Potiphar’s wife (Genesis 39, 6-20), is to be
dated to the 1630’s, in Carlone’s early adult career: it seems to reinvent a dipinto da stanza by
Vermiglio depicting the same subject, now in a private collection and probably painted for a patron
from Milan (see Italian Paintings of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Allemandi, 2015)

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