TAVERNA 1613-1699 MALTA
DAVID PLAYING THE HARP BEFORE SAUL
Duca di San Severino Gruther, Naples, by 1742;
Private collection (acquired in Naples, 1890s);
Thence by descent to M. Fraser, Córdoba, Argentina;
With Matthiesen Fine Art, Ltd., London, 1986;
Anonymous Sale, New York, Sotheby's, 24 January 2008, lot 104;
Private Collection, United States.
London, Matthiesen Fine Art, Ltd., Baroque III 1620 - 1700, An Exhibition in Aid of The National Art-Collections Fund, 1986, no. 25, reproduced p. 119;
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, on loan, 1999 - March 2002;
Bartlesville, Oklahoma, The Price Tower Arts Center, 'Music's Power:' Great European Paintings on Musical Themes, 10 May - 28 July 2002, no. 9;
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, on loan, 2005 - 2008.
B. De Dominici, Vite de' Pittori, Scultori ed Architetti Napoletani, Naples 1742 (reprint Bologna 1979), vol. III, p. 372;
J. Spike, "The Feast of Absalom by Mattia Preti," in Annual Bulletin-National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1979, p. 8;
J. Spike, Mattia Preti, Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Florence 1999, pp. 368-369, cat. no. 307, reproduced p. 369 (as circa 1668);
O. Sirkin, "The Drama of David and Saul," in The Israel Museum Journal, 2000, vol. XVIII, pp. 88-89, reproduced p. 88.