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Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Cupids Disarming Sleeping Nymphs

c. 1690/1705
oil on copper
52.4 x 75.5 cm (20 5/8 x 29 3/4 in)
(Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi, Rome), by 1928; [1] purchased 1930 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [2] gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] The painting is identified as being in the collection of Count Contini in Rome by Victor Lasareff, "Studies on Giuseppe Maria Crespi. Part One," Art in America XVII, no. 1 (December 1928): 17, fig. 3.
[2] The bill of sale between Contini-Bonacossi and the Kress Foundation that includes this painting is dated 30 September 1930. The painting is described as "Hunting Scene by G.B. Crespi," and notes indicate it was credited for return to Contini-Bonacossi on 13 September 1931, but was bought back in 1932, when it is listed again on a bill of 4 March. Neither bill indicates any prior provenance information. (Copies of the bills of sale are in NGA curatorial files.)
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