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Luca Giordano
Entombment of Christ

c. 1655
oil on canvas
127 x 169.6 cm (50 x 66-3/4 in)
Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'Orléans [1747-1793], Paris, by1786 as Ludovico Carracci; sold 1791 to Edouard, vicomte Walkuers [or Walquers], Brussels; sold 1792 to his cousin, François Louis Joseph, comte Laborde de Méréville [d. 1801], Paris and London; on consignment until 1798 with (Jeremiah Harman, London); sold 1798 through (Michael Bryan, London) to a consortium of Francis Egerton, 3rd duke of Bridgewater [1736-1803], London and Worsley Hall, Lancashire, Frederick Howard, 5th earl of Carlisle [1748-1825], Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, and George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st duke of Sutherland [1758-1833], London, Trentham Hall, Stafford, and Dunrobin Castle, Highland, Scotland; [1] by descent to the Hon Geoffrey William Algernon Howard [1877-1935], Castle Howard Yorkshire; (sold by his executors, Christie's, London 18 February 1944, no. 19 as by Ludovico Carracci); Whippell; [2] (sold, Christies, London, 1949); acquired by (Giuseppe Bellesi, London); (Count Alessandro Contini Bonacossi [1878-1955], Rome-Florence); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 1 July 1950; gift 1961 to Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, no. 1961.9.31 [1] Early provenance expanded based on the fates of other Orleans pictures. See William Buchanan, Memoirs of Painting with a Chronological History of the Importation of Pictures by the Great Masters into England since the French Revolution, 2 vols., London, 1824: 1:1-216; Denys Sutton, "Aspects of British Collecting, Part III. XII: The Orléans Collection," Apollo (May 1984): 357-372. [2] Annotated copy of the sales catalogue in the Knoedler library. Per Philbrook, the name is J. Wippell & Co.
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