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Details & Cataloguing

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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Studio of Francesco Solimena
CANALE DI SERINO 1657 - 1747 BARRA
JUNO, ACCOMPANIED BY IRIS, GIVES ARGUS CHARGE OF IO, TRANSFORMED INTO A COW

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 December 1972, lot 70 (as Francesco Solimena; incorrectly described as 'Juno and Paris').

Catalogue Note

The monumental prototype for this painting is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, with its pendant, depicting Sophonisba receiving the cup of poison, painted between 1704 and 1712.1

1. Each: 180 x 232 cm.; inv. nos 501 and 500, respectively; see Die Staatliche Gemäldegalerie zu Dresden, Dresden 1929, pp. 217-18, cat. nos 500 and 501, reproduced p. 218.

The Vittorio & Caterina Di Capua Collection, Turin

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London