Annibale Carracci

Venus adorned by the graces



Annibale Carracci - Venus adorned by the graces

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 411

Andreas Prater, Venus at her mirror, Munich; Berlin; London; New York, 2002, p. 33


Provenance

Alessandro Tanari (born 1548-died 1639), Bologna, by 1638
purchased 1828 from the Casa Tanari, Bologna, by James Irvine for Sir William Forbes, 7th Bt. of Pitsligo (born 1759-died 1828)
by descent to his son, Sir John Forbes, 8th Bt. (born 1804-died 1866)
sale of his father's pictures at Mr. Rainey's, London, 2 June 1842, nr. 29
Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro, of Novar, by 1854
his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 1 June 1878, nr. 19, bought by "Dyer" (probably the dealer and restorer William Dyer) for Robinson
Sir John Charles Robinson (born 1824-died 1913), London, sold 1878 to Cook
Sir Francis Cook, 1st Bt. (born 1817-died 1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey
by inheritance to his son, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Bt. (born 1844-died 1920), Doughty House
by inheritance to his son, Sir Herbert Fredercik Cook, 3rd Bt. (born 1868-died 1939), Doughty House
by inheritance to his son, Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Bt. (born 1907-died 1978), Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset
sold February 1948 to Gualtiero Volterra, London for Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Florence
purchased 1949 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1961 to NGA

External links

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Accession number 1961.9.9

Other works by Annibale Carracci


Annibale Carracci The Dead Christ Mourned (The Three Maries)
The Dead Christ Mourned (The Three Maries)
c. 1604

Annibale Carracci Sleeping Venus with Putti
Sleeping Venus with Putti

Annibale Carracci Venus, satyr and two cupids
Venus, satyr and two cupids
c. 1588

Annibale Carracci Landscape
Landscape
c. 1590

Annibale Carracci
Venus adorned by the graces
c. 1590/95
133 x 170.5 cm
Oil on panel transferred to canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection