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Ceres Begging for Jupiter's Thunderbolt after the Kidnapping of Her Daughter Proserpine

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Provenance

1777, exhibited by Callet at the Salon [see note 1]. 1930, private collection; May 26, 1930, anonymous ("M. L. S.") sale, Galerie Fievez, Brussels, lot 97 [see note 2]. Private collection, Antwerp. November 12, 2007, anonymous sale, Bernaerts, Antwerp, lot 276A [see note 3]. 2008, Didier Aaron et Cie., Paris; sold by Didier Aaron to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 2008) NOTES: [1] This was Callet's "morceau d'agrément," the work of art that earned him acceptance in 1777 to the Académie Royale de Peintre et de Sculpture. [2] Attributed in the catalogue to Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and titled "Jupiter." [3] Attributed in the sale to Louis-Jean François Lagrenée.

Credit Line

Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund

1777

Dimensions

Overall: 200 x 250 cm (78 3/4 x 98 7/16 in.) Framed: 229.2 x 286.4 x 9.5 cm (90 1/4 x 112 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.173

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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