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CARLO DOLCI

An Allegory of Patience


1677
Oil on canvas
71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 ¹/₄ inches)
signed in monogram and dated lower left, on the rock: A(nno) S(alutis) 1677 C(arlo) D(olci)

Provenance: Probably commissioned directly from the artist by Sir John Finch, Florence;
By descent in the Finch family, at Burley-on-the-Hill, until 1947;
Major James Hanbury, Burley-on-the-Hill (his sale, Christie's, London, 20th June 1947, lot 20);
Swedish private collection

Literature: M. GREGORI, A Cross-section of Florentine Seicento Paintings. The Piero Bigongiari Collection, in “Apollo”, C., 151,
1974, p. 226, pl. 24;
C. MCCORQUODALE, Some Paintings and Drawings by Carlo Dolci in British Collections, in Kunst des Barock in
der Toskana, Munich 1976, p. 314;
G. CANTELLI, Repertorio della pittura fiorentina del Seicento, Florence 1983, p. 72;
C. MCCORQUODALE, in Il Seicento fiorentino, exh. cat., vol. Biografie, Florence 1986, p. 83;
F. BALDASSARI, in M. GREGORI, E. SCHLEIER (eds.), La pittura in Italia. Il Seicento, Milan 1989, vol. II, p. 726;
M.B. GUERRIERI BORSOI, "Dolci, Carlo", entry in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, no. 40, Rome 1991, p. 422;
F. BALDASSARI, Carlo Dolci, Turin 1995, pp. 172-173, fig. 146;
F. BALDASSARI, La Collezione Piero e Elena Bigongiari. Il seicento fiorentino, fra favola e dramma, Milan 2004, pp.
34, 64 (note 45), reproduced fig. 25 (p. 36);
Trinity Fine Art, An exhibition of Old Master Paintings & Drawings, London, June-July 2004, cat. no. 3, p. 12;
Trinity Fine Art, A selection of Old Master Paintings & Drawings, Sculpture, Works of Art & Furniture, New
York, October 2004, cat. no. 2, pp. 12-15;
S. BELLESI, Catalogo dei pittori fiorentini del '600 e '700, vol. 1, Florence 2009, p. 135, reproduced plate XLVIII
(p. 41);
E. STRAUSSMAN-PFLANZER, Court Culture in 17th Century Florence. The art Patronage of Medici Grand Duchess
Vittoria della Rovere (1622-1694), dissertation, New York University, 2010, p. 352;
R. SPINELLI, Baldassarre Franceschini detto il Volterrano, e Carlo Dolci nelle collezioni di Vittoria della Rovere e di Francesco Maria de’ Medici. Nuovi documenti, precisazioni, identificazioni, in "Studi di Storia dell’Arte", 23, 2012, pp. 185-186;
F. BALDASSARI, Carlo Dolci. Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, Florence 2015, pp. 294-295, cat. no. 168;
S. BELLESI, in S. BELLESI, A. BISCEGLIA (eds.), Carlo Dolci 1616-1687, exh. cat., Livorno 2015, no. 68, pp. 316-319.