January 17-21, 1774, possibly in the Jean-Antoine Hubert sale, Remy, Paris, lot 4, sold to Marc-François Perrier for 299.19 livres [see note 1]. January 8, 1981, anonymous sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, lot 154 to Colnaghi for the MFA [see note 2]. (Accession Date: February 11, 1981) NOTES:  MFA accession nos. 1981.19 and 1981.20 may be the two paintings described in this catalogue as a martyr saint appearing before a bishop, and a the martyrdom of a female saint, by Corrado Giaquinto, on canvas measuring 19 by 27 inches. See Getty Provenance Index Databases, sale catalogue F-A1274 (and sale catalogue F-A245, possibly the same sale). The MFA compositions are based on canvases by Giaquinto in the church of S. Giovanni Calibita, Rome.  This painting and its companion were attributed to Corrado Giaquinto at the time of acquisition.
Charles Potter Kling Fund