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Bacchanal
(Andrea di Leone or Lione)

Description

Acquired by a Private Collector

Measurements
100 x 128.5 cm
Type
Oil on canvas
Provenance

Prince de Carignan ?

Duc de Valenbuois

Radstock Collection, sold Christie’s 12th February 1826 as by Poussin, lot. 17.

R. Buckner (the Victorian portrait painter was said to have acquired it from a Cardinal in Rome).

Cavendish Bentik Collection by 1926. Sold Sotheby’s 15th December 1948, lot 109 as by Castiglione.

Costa Collection, Genoa.

London Art Market, 1973.

Private collection, London.

Private Collection, Switzerland.

Literature

Ellis Waterhouse, ‘Italian Baroque Paintings at Matthiesen Fine Arts’, a Review in the Burlington Magazine, V. 1 LXXIII, no. 941, August 1981, p. 379.

Arnold Bréjon de Lavergnée, ‘Nouvelle Toiles d’Andrea de Lione: Essai de Catalogue’, Scritti di Storia dell’Arte in Onore di Federico Zeri, Electa, Milan, 1984, pp. 656-80, pl. 659.

The Matthiesen Gallery, Baroque III 1620-1700, 1986, pp. 97-100, ill.

 

Exhibited

London, Grafton Galleries, 1911, Exhibition of Old Masters, II, pl 3., as Poussin.

London, Magnasco Society, 1926. Exhibition of Baroque Paintings, held at Agnew’s, no.14, as by Poussin (the Introduction to the Catalogue refers to the loan from the Cavendish Bentick Collection of the ”celebrated Bacchanal of Nicholas POussin which shows the master in so unusually exuberant a mood”).

London, Matthiesen Fine Art Ltd., 1981, Important Italian Baroque Paintings 1600-1700, no. 13.

Where is It?
Acquired by a Private Collector through The Matthiesen Gallery
Historical Period
Baroque - 1600-1720
Subject
Mythological
School
Italian - Neapolitan
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Price band
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