Paolo Veronese

Mars and Venus United by Love

Paolo Veronese - Mars and Venus United by Love

Paolo Veronese
Mars and Venus United by Love
mid 1570s
205.7 x 161 cm
Oil on canvas
Signed, lower center, on marble fragment: PAVLVS VERONENSIS F
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910


Vanessa I. Schmid, with Julia I. Armstrong-Totten, The Orléans collection, Lewes, UK, 2018, fig. 3.21


Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor, Prague, until died 1612
his brother, Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, Prague, 1612–died 1619
his cousin, Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, Prague, 1619–died 1637
his son, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Prague, 1637–48, seized by Swedish troops
Christina, Queen of Sweden, Stockholm, later Rome, 1648–died 1689, abdicated 1654
Cardinal Decio Azzolino, Rome, died 1689
his nephew, marchese Pompeo Azzolino, Rome, 1689–96, sold to Odescalchi
principe Livio Odescalchi, duca di Bracciano, Rome, 1696–died 1713
marchese Baldassare Odescalchi-Erba, later principe Odescalchi, Rome, 1713–21, sold to Orléans
Philippe II, duc d'Orléans, Palais Royal, Paris, 1721–died 1723
ducs d'Orléans, Palais Royal, 1723–85
Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans, Palais Royal, 1785–92, sold to Walckiers
vicomte Edouard de Walckiers, Brussels, 1792, sold to Laborde
his cousin, François de Laborde-Méréville, Paris, later London, 1792–98
consigned to Jeremiah Harman; sold to consortium of Bridgewater, Carlisle, and Leveson-Gower
Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, and George Granville Leveson-Gower, later 1st Duke of Sutherland, London, 1798
exhibited for sale, the Lyceum, the Strand, London, 26 December 1798ff., nr. 273, to Elwyn
Hastings Elwyn, Booten, Norfolk, 1799–1806
his sale, Phillips, London, 23 May 1806, nr. 23
Campbell, London, until 1866, sold to Wimborne
Sir Ivor Bertie Guest, 2nd Baronet, later 1st Baron Wimborne, Canford Manor, Wimborne, Dorset, 1866–1903
sale, Christie's, London, 23 May 1903, nr. 75
with Lepper
with Asher Wertheimer, London, 1909–10, sold through Blakeslee to MMA

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 10.189

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