Giovanni Bellini

The Feast of the Gods



Giovanni Bellini - The Feast of the Gods

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 239


Provenance

Probably commissioned by Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (died 1534)
by inheritance to his son, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (died 1559)
by inheritance to his son, Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (died 1597)
by inheritance to his cousin, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
confiscated 1598 from the Castello at Ferrara by Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini (died 1621), Rome, when he was acting as Papal Legate and recorded in his inventory of 1603
by inheritance to his nephew, Cardinal Ippolito Aldobrandini (died 1638), Rome, and recorded in his inventory of 1626
by inheritance to his niece, Olimpia Aldobrandini Borghese Pamphilj (died 1681), Rome, and recorded in her pre-1665 inventory and 1682 posthumous inventory
by inheritance to her son, Giovan Battista Pamphilj Aldobrandini (died 1710), Rome
Aldobrandini heirs, until the line became extinct in 1760
by inheritance 1769 to Paolo Borghese Aldobrandini (died 1792), Rome
by inheritance to his nephew, Giovan Battista Borghese Aldobrandini (died 1802), Rome
purchased 1796/1797 by Pietro Camuccini (1761-1833) for the collection of his brother, Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844), Rome
presumably by inheritance to Vincenzo's son, Giovanni Battista Camuccini (1819-1904), Rome
sold 1853 with the entire Camuccini collection through Antonio Giacinto Saverio, Count Cabral, Rome, to Algernon Percy, 4th duke of Northumberland (1792-1865), Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
by inheritance to his cousin, George Percy, 5th duke of Northumberland (1778-1867), Alnwick Castle
by inheritance to his son, Algernon George Percy, 6th duke of Northumberland (1810-1899), Alnwick Castle
by inheritance to his son, Henry George Percy, 7th duke of Northumberland (1846-1918), Alnwick Castle
sold 16 June 1916 to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London on joint account with Arthur J. Sulley and Co., London
inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, after purchase in 1921 by funds of the estate
gift 1942 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1942.9.11

Other works by Giovanni Bellini


Giovanni Bellini The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child
c. 1485-88

Giovanni Bellini The Resurrection of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ

Giovanni Bellini Madonna and Child with Saints
Madonna and Child with Saints
c. 1490

Giovanni Bellini Maria with Child
Maria with Child

Giovanni Bellini
The Feast of the Gods
1514
170 x 188 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed and dated lower right on wooden tub: joannes bellinus venetus / p MDXIIII
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection