Artist Sebastiano Ricci, Italian, 1659-1734
  • Camillus Rescuing Rome from Brennus
Date ca. between 1716 and 1720
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 17 1/8 × 23 1/8 inches (43.5 × 58.7 cm)
Framed: 21 3/8 × 27 5/8 × 2 1/8 inches (54.3 × 70.2 × 5.4 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Henry Reinhardt & Son, Inc.
Accession Number 27.537
Department European Painting
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Venice, Level 2 (see map)
by 1808, Charles Small Pybus;
June 2, 1808, sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 39;
1808, purchased by JC, possibly James Christie II [for 5 pounds 5 shillings];
by 1840, John Douglas;
August 26-27, 1840, sold by (Winstanley, at Gryn Castle, near Hollywell in Flintshire, Wales) lot 50;
purchased by Agnew [for 12 1/2 guineas];
Thomas Agnew (Manchester, England);
1927, (Henry Reinhardt & Son, Inc., New York, New York, USA);
1927-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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Milkovitch, M. Sebastiano Ricci and Marco Ricci in America. Exh. cat., Brooks Art Gallery and University of Kentucky Art Gallery. Memphis and Lexington, 1965, cat. 17, p. 15 (fig. 30). [ca. 1720.]

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Daniels, J. L'opera completa di Sebastiano Ricci. 1976, p. 118, no. 337 (ill.).

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Knox, George. "Some Notes on Large Paintings Depicting Scenes from Antique History by Ricci, Piazzetta, Bambini & Tiepolo." Atti del Congresso Internazionale di Studi su Sebastiano Ricci e il suo tempo. 1976, p. 98.

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Scarpa, A. Sebastiano Ricci. Milan, 2006, p. 178, cat. 91 (fig. 515).

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