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Claude Lorrain
View of Tivoli at Sunset

c. 1642-44
oil on canvas
100.3 x 135.9 cm (39-1/2 x 53-1/2 in)
Edward Adolphus Seymour [1804-1885],12th Duke Somerset; by inheritance to his brother Archibald Henry Algernon Seymour, [1810-1891], 13th Duke Somerset; (sale, Christie's London, 28 June 1890, no. 50); (Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, stock no. 5708 as Tivoli); Sir John Charles Robinson [1824-1913], Newton Manor, Dorset, possibly buying for Sir Francis Cook, for whom he often acted as agent; [1] Sir Francis Cook [1817-1901], 1st Bart., Doughty House, Surrey; by inhertitance to Sir Frederick Lucas Cook [1844-1920], 2nd Bart.. Doughty House; by inheritance to Sir Herbert Frederick Cook [1868-1939], 3rd Bart., Doughty House; Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th bt. [1907-1978], Doughty House, and Cothay Manor, Somerset; sold 1946; [2] (Pinakos Inc.) and (M Knoedler & Co., New York, no. A 3694) in 1947; sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 6 February 1952; [3] gift to Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1961, no 61.44.31. [1] According to a letter from G. W. Plomer (Agnew's) from 3 March 1981 in the Curatorial Files at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. [2] See concordance of Cook Collection Paintings, assembled on the occasion of the publication of Elon Danziger,"The Cook Collection, its founder and inheritors," Burlington Magazine CXLVI, no. 1216, July 2004, no. 443. [3] M. Knoedler and Co. Records, Series II, Box 76 (Sales Book No. 16, Paintings, 1945-1953), Getty Research Institute.
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