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Giovanni Battista Cipriani

( 1727 - 1785 )

Castor and Pollux


Oil on canvas

274.9 x 316.2 cm (108 ¹/₄ x 124 ¹/₂ inches)

Signed and dated: ‘CIPRIANI.PINT.1783’

Exhibited Leger Galleries, London, 1995

Private collection, United Kingdom

Acquired from the artist by George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford (1730-1791), Houghton Hall, Norfolk, where recorded in the 1792 inventory as hanging in the Saloon
Thence by descent at Houghton to George Hugh Cholmondeley, 6th Marquess of Cholmondeley (1919-1990)
The Rt. Hon. John Armar Lowry Corry, 8th Earl Belmore, Castle Coole, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Rev. M. Pilkington, A Dictionary of Painters from the Revival of the Art to the Present Period, revised and updated by H. Fuseli, London, 1810, p, 117
S. Redgrave, A Dictionary of Artists of the English School, London, 1878, p. 83
H. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England 1537-1837, London, 1970, p. 186
British paintings, watercolours and drawings,, Leger Galleries, London, 1995, p. 17

Giovanni Battista Cipriani