Guercino

The Vocation of Saint Aloysius (Luigi) Gonzaga



Guercino - The Vocation of Saint Aloysius (Luigi) Gonzaga

Literature

Everett Fahy (ed.), The Wrightsman pictures, New York; New Haven, 2005, nr. 8


Provenance

commissioned by Quaranta Sampieri on behalf of Don Ferrante III, Duke of Guastalla, for an altar in the right transept of the church of Santa Maria del Castello, Guastalla, by 1651–1805
expropriated in 1805 by Moreau, the French General Administrator for Guastalla
Mérédic-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint Méry, Parma, 1805–6
the painter Gaetano Callani, Parma, 1806, transferred to Junot
Jean Andache Junot, duc d'Abrantes, Paris, 1806–died 1813
his estate sale, Christie's, London, 7 June 1817, nr. 35, bought in
his estate sale, Christie's, London, 4 May 1818, nr. 58, to Woodburn
with Samuel Woodburn, London, from 1818
with Carlo Sanquirico, Milan, until 1821, sold to Grant
John Grant, Kilgraston, Scotland, 1821–died 1873
his son, Charles Thomas Constantine Grant, Kilgraston, 1873–died 1891
his sale, T. Chapman & Son, Edinburgh, 15 April 1882, nr. 87, bought in
his son, John Patrick Nisbet Hamilton Grant, Biel Dunbar, Scotland, 1891–died 1950
his cousin, Basil Charles Barrington Brooke, 1950–57, sold through Agnew, London, to Wrightsman
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, New York, 1957–73

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 1973.311.3

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Guercino Saint Luke
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Guercino Samson Captured by the Philistines
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Guercino
The Vocation of Saint Aloysius (Luigi) Gonzaga
c. 1650
355.6 x 269.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 1973