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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.1346
People
Giovanni Paolo Panini, Italian (Piacenza, Italy 1691 - 1765 Rome, Italy)
Title
Adoration of the Magi
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
c. 1718
Culture
Italian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/229554
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
99.7 x 76.2 cm (39 1/4 x 30 in.)
frame: 120 x 97.3 cm (47 1/4 x 38 5/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • (not assigned): Previously, a painting of the Adoration by Pannini in the Brooklyn Museum as associated with this number.: On back of old stretcher: "Gioan. Paolo Panini / Sil o Card Valenti / No 347"
Provenance
Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga, Rome (d. 1756); rendered to Marchese Carlo Valenti (Mantua), 1760*, sold; to ?Yver (Amsterdam, May 18, 1763, lots 66 and 67**). ?Northern art market. Comte de Quincey, sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop; bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.

*Estimated at 20 scudi at the time. Ferdinando Arisi records this sale but associates it with paintings by Panini of the same subject today in the Brooklyn Museum. See Ferdinando Arisi, Gian Paolo Panini e i fasti della Roma del Settecento (Rome, 1986) p. 206.
**The paintings sold for 230 Dutch Florins.

Unless otherwise noted, the above information is summarized by Rossella Vodret, "Dopo Silvio Valenti Gonzaga: sule tracce di una collezione," in Raffaella Morselli and Rossella Vodret, eds., Ritratto di una collezione: Pannini e la Galleria del Cardinale Silvio Valenti Gonzaga (Milan, 2005) pp. 48-9.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.1346
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Richard P. Wunder, "Two Religious Paintings by Pannini" (Spring 1960), XXI, 2, pp. 3-4

Ferdinando Arisi, Gian Paolo Panini (Piacenza, 1961), p. 206, cat. no. 237, fig. 291 (b/w)

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1972), p. 156

Ferdinando Arisi, Gian Paolo Panini e i fasti della Roma del Settecento (Rome, 1986), p. 265, cat. no. 89

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 123, no. 760

Raffaella Morselli and Rossella Vodret, ed., Ritratto di una collezione: Pannini e la Galleria del Cardinale Silvio Valenti Gonzaga, exh. cat. (Milan, 2005)

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