Guercino

Queen Semiramis Receiving News of the Revolt of Babylon



Guercino - Queen Semiramis Receiving News of the Revolt of Babylon

Literature

Eric Jan Sluijter, Rembrandt's rivals, Amsterdam; Philadelphia, 2015, fig. IIA-32


Provenance

1624, Daniele Ricci, Bologna (original commission)
by 1658, Gerrit Reynst (born 1599 - died 1658), Amsterdam
by inheritance to his widow, Anna Reynst, Amsterdam; 1660, probably sold by Reynst to the States of Holland for presentation to Charles II (born 1630 - died 1685), King of England
given by Charles II to Barbara Villiers (born 1641 - died 1709), Duchess of Cleveland, or to their son, Henry Fitzroy (born 1663 - died 1690), 1st Duke of Grafton and his wife, Isabella Bennett (born about 1668 - died 1722/23), Countess of Arlington, Euston Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, England
by inheritance to Isabella and her second husband, Sir Thomas Hammer (born about 1674 - died 1746), 4th Bt., Euston Hall
probably by inheritance to the son of Henry Fitzroy and Isabella Bennett, Charles Fitzroy (born 1683 - died 1757), 2nd Duke of Grafton
until 1948, by descent within the Fitzroy family
1948, Colnaghi, London
1948, sold by Colnaghi to the MFA, accession date 9 December 1948

External links

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Accession number 48.1028

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Guercino
Queen Semiramis Receiving News of the Revolt of Babylon
1624
112 x 154 cm
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston