Giacomo 'Liege' Legi art The Merchant Of Volaille auctions in Versailles

An authentic 15th century painting by Giacomo Legi (1600-1640), otherwise known as Liège, auctioned in Versailles, France, earlier this week (March 4).

Entitled The Merchant Of Volaille, the work measures 192 x 300 cm and brought €27,626, nicely above its €25,000 top estimate.

Liège was, above all, an author of still lifes as demonstrated by this work. He learned from the Genoese Baroque painter Domenico Fiasella.


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Giacomo 'Liège' Legi's artwork The Merchant Of Volaille

The artist died in 1640 after falling ill and going for treatment in Milan. Liège was just 40-years-old.

Small restorations have been made to The Merchant Of Volaille over the years, including the filling of small gaps and a re-screening. The artwork sold without a frame.

The artwork's impressive provenance includes having previously been stored at the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, Switzerland.

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