Artist Lorenzo de Caro
Italian, active ca. 1740-1762
Title
  • The Israelites Worshiping The Golden Calf
Date ca. 1758
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 27 1/8 × 19 5/8 inches (68.9 × 49.8 cm)
Framed: 32 1/8 × 24 1/2 × 2 3/16 inches (81.6 × 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 1984.22
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. 13).

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

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, and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 11, 44-47, cat. 14.

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.