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Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

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1795, Antonio Cavallucci (?), Rome [see note 1]. By 1968, Andrew S. Ciechanowiechi, Rome; 1968, given by Ciechanowiechi to Anthony M. Clark, London [see note 2]; July 6, 1978, Clark sale, Christie's, London, lot 15, to the MFA [see note 3]. (Accession Date: January 10, 1979) NOTES: [1] notes in curatorial file indicate that this painting was possibly in the artist's studio at his death and may be mentioned in his inventory, folio 648, no. 29. [2] according to excerpt from Athony Clark's notebooks in curatorial file, Ciechanowiechi gave this painting to Clark in 1968. [3] according to letter of August 14, 1978 from Michael Simpson of Somerville & Simpson Ltd to John Walsh of the MFA in curatorial file, Somerville & Simpson Ltd, London, served as an intermediary or agent for this sale.

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Seth K. Sweetser Fund


59.4 x 45.4 cm (23 3/8 x 17 7/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas