Artist Lorenzo de Caro, Italian, active ca. 1740-1762
Title
  • Esther Before Ahasuerus
Date ca. 1758
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 15 1/4 × 19 1/2 inches (38.7 × 49.6 cm)
Framed: 32 × 24 1/2 × 2 3/16 inches (81.3 × 62.2 × 5.6 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund; gifts from Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb by exchange
Accession Number 1984.21
Department European Painting
On View European: Grand Tour of Italy-Naples, Level 2 (see map)
1930, Deswaef (Genoa, Italy);
Prince Mdivani [d. 1935] (Paris, France);
private collection (California, USA);
1984, (Piero Corsini, New York, New York, USA);
1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report (1984): p. 15 (fig. 14).

"La Chronique des Arts, Principales Acquisitions des Musées en 1984." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, suppl., no. 1394 (March 1985): p. 37, pl. 210.

Spinosa, N. Pittura Napoletana del Settecento dal Rococò al Classicismo. Naples, 1987, pp. 69, 72, cat. 12; p. 178 (figs. 19-20).

Bissell, R.W., A. Derstine, A. and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 11, 44-47.

Caro, G. de, M. Marini, R. Pinto. Lorenzo De Caro Pittore del '700 Napoletano Salerno/Milan, 2005, pp. 117, 119, 148.

Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." In Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America, ed. Edgar Peters Bowron. University Park, 2017, p. 102.