Venus, Mother of Aeneas, presenting him with Arms forged by Vulcan

Object Name
Artist/Maker
Category
Paintings
Date
c. 1636-1637
Medium
oil on canvas
Credit Line
Gift of Reuben Wells Leonard Estate, 1948
Object Number
48/5
Location
AGO, Gallery 123 Frank P. Wood Gallery, Wall

Dimensions

Overall: 108 x 134.6 cm (42 1/2 x 53 in.)

Provenance

Possibly commissioned by Nicola Giudice, Prince of Cellamare (1587-1672), Naples [created Principe di Cellamare, 1631];Princes of Cellamare, Naples (either Nicolas Giudice’s son, Domenico Giudice (d.1718) or Domenico’s son, Antonio (d.1733); By descent to the Duchessa di Cellamare, Rome (1785-87);Carlo Ludovico of Bourbon, Duke of Lucca (according to label on frame); (His sale, Phillips, London, 5 June 1841, lot 24 , see Lugt, v.2, no. 16238).[1] Arthur Ledger, Sheffield, 1945; Sold by him in 1945 to a dealer in Sheffield. H. Jefferson Barnes, Helensburg, Scotland, 1948; Purchase 1948, Art Gallery of Toronto.

[1] Gap in provenance 1841 to 1945.
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