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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    Circle of Angelica Kauffmann (Graubünden 1741-1807 Rome)

    Acontius and Cydippe before the alter of Diana

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Angelica Kauffmann (Graubünden 1741-1807 Rome)
    Acontius and Cydippe before the alter of Diana
    oil on canvas
    35¾ x 28 in. (90.9 x 71.2 cm.)


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    The present work derives from the painting by Kauffmann which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1771 (no. 114), entitled Accontio and Adippe, taken from Ovid, Epist. 19. The exhibited picture was subsequently engraved by I. F. Marin in 1780 and appeared at Sotheby's on 30 June 2005, lot 102, with the incorrect title Orestes and Iphigenaia at Tauris.

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    Provenance

    G.W.H. Bean; Christies, London, 27 March 1936, lot 16, (to Bein[?] for 4 gns.)