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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
The Empire of Flora

c. 1743
oil on canvas
71.8 x 88.9 cm (28-1/4 x 35 in)
Heinrich, Graf von Brühl [d. 1763] Dresden. [1] Baron Karl Heinrich von Heineken, Dresden, in 1758; (his sale, Remy, Paris, 13 February 1758, no. 25). Johnan Gottlieb Stein, Berlin; (his sale, Berlin, 1763, no. 8). Baron Étienne Martin de Beurnonville, Paris, France [d. 1881] by 1880; (Beurnonville Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 9 May 1881, no. 699); M. George, Paris. [2] (Robert Lebel, New York); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 6 February 1952; gift to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1961, no 61.44.19. [1] According to the Getty Provenance Index, the painting was commissioned by Francesco Algarotti for Brühl. [2] Annotated copy of sales catalogue, National Gallery of Art Library.
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