London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
After Paolo Caliari, called Paolo Veronese
An Allegory of Unfaithfulness
oil on canvas
75¼ x 75¼ in. (191.2 x 191.2 cm.)
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After the picture, with the same dimensions, from the series of four Allegories of Love in the National Gallery, London.
Another copy, with reduced format, is in the National Museum, Warsaw.
Dr Nicholas Penny, of the National Gallery, who has inspected the present picture, has suggested that it was copied from the original while it was in the possession of the Odescalchi in Rome. We are grateful to him for providing us with information regarding the picture's likely date and place of execution.
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