Sébastien Bourdon

Countess Ebba Sparre



Sébastien Bourdon - Countess Ebba Sparre

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 418
Philip Conisbee, French paintings of the fifteenth through the eighteenth century, Washington; Princeton, N.J., 2009, nr. 7


Provenance

Probably commissioned by Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626-1689), Stockholm, Antwerp, and inventoried 1656 amongst her goods to be sent to Rome
by inheritance to Cardinal Decio Azzolini (1623-1689), Rome
by inheritance to his nephew, Marchese Pompeo Azzolini (died 1696), Rome
sold 1696 to Principe Livio Odescalchi, Duke Bracciano (1652-1713), Rome
by inheritance to his nephew, Baldassare Odescalchi-Erba (died 1746)
sold 1721 through Pierre Crozat (1665-1740) to Philippe II, duc d'Orléans (1674-1723), Paris
by inheritance to his son, Louis, duc d'Orléans (1703-1752), Paris
by inheritance to his son, Louis Philippe, duc d'Orléans (1725-1785), Paris
by inheritance to his son, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans (1747-1793), Paris
sold 1791 with the French and Italian paintings of the Orléans collection, which figure as a group in the next three sales, to Edouard, vicomte Walkuers (or Walquers), Brussels
sold 1792 to his cousin, François Louis Joseph, comte Laborde de Méréville (died 1801), Paris and London
on consignment until 1798 with Jeremiah Harman, London
sold 1798 through Michael Bryan, London to a consortium of Francis Egerton, 3rd duke of Bridgewater (1736-1803), London and Worsley Hall, Lancashire, Frederick Howard, 5th earl of Carlisle (1748-1825), Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, and George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st duke of Sutherland (1758-1833), London, Trentham Hall, Stafford, and Dunrobin Castle, Highland, Scotland
Orléans Collection sale (French and Italian paintings), Coxe, Burrell and Foster, London, 14 February 1800, nr. 11
John Maitland (died 1831), London, Loughton Hall, Essex, and Woodford Hall, Essex
his estate sale, Christie & Manson, London, 30 July 1831, nr. 14
Joseph Neeld (died 1856), Grittleton House, Wiltshire
by inheritance to his brother, Sir John Neeld, 1st bt. (1805-1891), Grittleton House
by inheritance to his son, Sir Algernon William Neeld, 2nd bt. (1846-1900), Grittleton House
by inheritance to his brother, Sir Audley Dallas Neeld, 3rd bt. (1849-1941), Grittleton House
by inheritance to Joseph Neeld's descendant through an illegitimate daughter, Lionel William (Inigo-Jones) Neeld (died 1956), Grittleton House
Neeld sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 July 1945, nr. 52
purchased by Kaye
with Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London
sold 1947 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1952 to NGA


Other works by Sebastien Bourdon


Sebastien Bourdon Roman Lime Kiln
Roman Lime Kiln
1634/37

Sébastien Bourdon The Flight into Egypt
The Flight into Egypt

Sébastien Bourdon The Finding of Moses
The Finding of Moses
c. 1655/60

Sebastien Bourdon The Adoration of the Magi
The Adoration of the Magi

Sébastien Bourdon
Countess Ebba Sparre
1652/53
106.1 x 90.2 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection