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Parma the Physician

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After a painting in the Kunsthistorische Museum, Vienna

Provenance

By 1722, John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (?). Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (probably acquired this and others in series; d. 1722); 1722, by inheritance, Henrietta, Duchess of Marlborough(?) (d. 1733); 1733, by inheritance, Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, Althorp, Northamptonshire, England, (paintings seen by Vertue at Blenheim in 1741; d. 1758); 1758, by inheritance, George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England, (d. 1817); 1817, by inheritance, George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1840); 1840 , by inheritance, George Spencer-Churchill, 6th Duke of Marlborough Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1857); 1857, by inheritance John Winston Spencer-Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (painting recorded in 1862; d. 1883); 1883, by inheritance, George Charles Spencer-Churchill, 8th Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1892); July 24, 1886, sold at Marlborough sale, Christie's, London, no. 102 and bought by Shaw (possibly Gardiner Howland Shaw or an ancestor). By 1966, Gardiner Howland Shaw [see note 1]; 1966, gitf of Shaw estate. (Accession date: April 13, 1966) NOTES: 1. He may very well be the "Shaw" who bought the painting in 1886; the other G.H. Shaw painting at Boston (acc.no. 35.1482), had been inherited by his grandchildren and given to the Museum in 1935. MH

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Gardiner Howland Shaw

Dimensions

Overall: 17.1 x 12.1cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4in.)

Accession Number

66.266

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Panels