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Martyrdom of Saint Marta

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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: [1] 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. [2] This painting and its companion were attributed to Corrado Giaquinto at the time of acquisition.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

about 1740–42


52.1 x 73.7 cm (20 1/2 x 29 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas