MONTPELLIER 1616 - 1671 PARIS
THE DEPOSITION FROM THE CROSS
Bears a red wax seal with the Spencer coat of arms on the reverse.
oil on canvas
55 3/4 by 45 in.; 142 by 114 cm.
Robert Spencer, 2nd Earl of Sunderland (1641-1702);
By descent to his grandson, the Hon. John Spencer (1708-1746), Althorp, Northampton, Northamptonshire;
By descent to the Earls Spencer, Althorp, Northampton, Northamptonshire.
New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., The Arts of France, October 2005 - January 2006, no. 21
A List of Pictures Belonging to the Hon. John Spencer, Scheduled for Mortgage, 1742 (published by K.J. Garlick, 1974-1976);
G. Knapton, Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorpe and Wimbledon belonging to the late Honble Mr Spencer, 25 October 1746, no 192;
A Catalogue of the Pictures of Althorp taken in the Year 1750, Hertford, County Hall, Hertfordshire Record Office, no. SG13 8DE;
Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp made in November 1802 (as Nicolas Poussin);
T.F. Didbin, Aedes Althorpianae, London 1822, p. 11;
Jones' Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles &c., of Noblemen and Gentlemen in Englad, Wales, Scotland and Ireland..., London 1829, n.p.;
Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp House, London 1851, no. 255;
C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné..., vol. IV, London 1912, p. 461, no. 17a (as Adriaen van de Velde);
K.J. Garlick, "A Catalogue of the Pictures at Althorp," in The Walpole Society, XLV, 1974-1976, pp. xiii, 8, no. 54, reproduced, plate 31, fig. 54;
Paris, Hôtel Prince de Galles auction catalogue, Tableaux anciens, meubles et objets d'art, extrême orient, 12 June 1995, p. 8, under lot 4;
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J. Thuillier, Sébastien Bourdon,exhibition catalogue, Paris 2000, p. 153-4, cat. no. 5-1, under no. 5-2;
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