The apotheosis of a female saint

We thank Marco Ciampolini for having suggested the attribution to Folli. He compares it to a drawing at Chatsworth which is a study for an altarpiece dated 1605 (M. Jaffé, The Devonshire Collection of Italian Drawings. Tuscan and Umbrian Drawings, London, 1994, p. 116, no. 85).

King Philip V of Spain (1683-1746).

Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 November 1966, part of lot 86 (3) (as attributed to Pietro da Cortona).

with Colnaghi, London, cat. Old Master Drawings, June 1967, no. 19 (as Ventura Salimbeni).

with Herman Shickman Gallery, New York.

Christian Humann; Sotheby's New York, 5 June 1982, lot 13 (as Salimbeni).

About Sebastiano Folli

1568-1621, Siena, Italy, based in Siena, Italy