9 - 10 February 2010
Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the Saint Louis Art Museum
Circle of Sebastiano Conca (Italian, 1680-1764)
Rinaldo and Armida
oil on canvas
38½ x 53¼ in. (97.7 x 135.2 cm.)
Charles-Alexandre de Calonne, Prime Minister of France, (1734-1802), Paris.
His sale; Skinner and Dyke, London, 23 March 1795, lot 30.
Private collection, Italy.
Private collection, USA.
with Berliner Galleries, New York, by 1939, where purchased by
Private collector, Scarsdale, New York, 1962.
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Rinaldo and Armida in the present lot relate to Conca's figures on the vault of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, where, between 1721 and 1724, he executed the Coronation of St. Cecilia.
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