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The Finding of Moses
The Finding of Moses

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The Finding of Moses

Salvator Rosa(Italian, 1615-1673)

Date
c. 1660/1665
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Framed: 62 x 92 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 157.5 x 234.6 x 11.4 cm) 48 1/2 x 79 3/4 in. (123 x 202 cm)
Department
European Painting
Classification
Paintings
Credit
Founders Society Purchase with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession No.
47.92
Provenance
Commissioned by Prince (Don) Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna, Grand Constable of Naples; Rome, Palazzo Colonna, Collection Prince Lorenzo Onofrio Colonna; Rome, Palazzo Colonna, Prince Lorenzo Onofrio inventory 1679; Rome, Palazzo Colonna, Colonna Family until 1798-1799; London, William Young Ottley, (dealer, acquired directly from the Colonna family about 1798-1799); London, auction W. Y. Ottley (Christie's) May 16, 1801, lot 39 (purchased for 1500 guineas by the 3rd earl Temple, later the Marquess of Buckingham; acquired by Orleans Gallery for Lord Temple?); Stowe House, Buckinghamshire, collection Lord Temple, Marquess of Buckingham; By inheritance to his son the 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (owned by him in 1824) and kept at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire; Buckingham House, Stowe, auction, 12 Sept. 1848, lot. 436 (purchased by a Mr. Farrar). Collection, Lord Dudley (Earl of Dudley; the former Lord Ward, who was created 1st Earl of Dudley in Feb. 1860); London, auction, coll. Lord Dudley (Christie's) June 25, 1892, lot 85 (bought by F.E. Goodhart for 450 guineas); Chicago, collection Mr. F. E. Goodhart; Chicago, by inheritance to Mr. Leander J. McCormick (who was Mr. Goodhart's father in law); Langley Park, Silver Spring, , MD., by inheritance to Mr. Leander McCormick- Goodhart, (1933-1945; he was the grandson of Mr. Leander J. McCormick of Chicago); New York, Durlacher Brothers (dealer-1947) from whom purchased by Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb, Detroit; Detroit, Collection Mr. & Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb by whom given to the DIA. Note: the above information about Orleans Gallery acquiring the painting for Lord Temple was in TMS, but not in the Italian catalogue of 2005 -- why not?
Keywords
canvas, oil, paint, religion, landscape, christian
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