BOLOGNA 1638 - 1665
VENUS AND CUPID
Commissioned by Count Annibale Ranuzzi, according to Count Carlo Cesare Malvasia;
By descent to Count Girolamo Ranuzzi (see inventory taken after his death on March 13, 1788);
Anonymous sale, Stockholm, Bukowski, 29 May 2007, lot 434, for SEK 1,725,000 ($250,000);
With Adam Williams, New York;
From whom acquired by the present owner.
Count Carlo Malvasia, Inventory of the estate of Count Girolamo Ranuzzi, 1788;
A. Modesti, “Patrons as Agents and Artists as Dealers in Seicento Bologna,” in The art market in Italy : 15th-17th centuries; Il mercato dell'arte in Italia : secc. XV-XVII, Modena 2003, p. 379, note 9;
A. Modesti, Elisabetta Sirani, 'Virtuosa', Women's Cultural Production in Early Modern Bologna, Turnhout 2014, p. 342-3, cat. no. 119, reproduced p. 342 and on the cover.