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Fran├žois Perrier
Polyphemus and the Sea Nymphs

c. 1620-40
oil on canvas
149.9 x 174.7 cm (59 x 68-3/4 in)
Carracci, Annibale, 1560-1609
John Watkins Brett [1805-1863], as Annibale Carracci; (his sale, Christie's, London, April 1847); Abraham Darby IV [1804-1878], Stokes; [1] probably (his sale, Christie's, London, 8 June 1867, no. 125, as A. Carracci, Triumph of Galatea); acquired by Brisco. Art dealer, Richmond, Surrey; acquired 1914 by Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd bt. [1868-1939], Doughty House; by inheritance to his son, Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th bt. [1907-1978], Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset; (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Florence - Rome); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 10 March 1949 as Francois Perrier; gift to to the Samek Art Museum Bucknell University in 1961. [1] Exhibited Art Treasures of the United Kingdom, Manchester, 1857, p. 35, Cat. No. 333 as Annibale Carracci.
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