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Achilles Discovered by Ulysses among the Daughters of Lycomedes

Giovanni Battista Cipriani, Italian (active Florence and England), 1727 - 1785

Made in England, Europe

c. 1776

Oil on canvas

42 1/2 x 42 1/4 inches (108 x 107.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 397, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Purchased with the John Howard McFadden, Jr., Fund, 1972

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Anteroom of Lansdowne House, London, 1777; dismantled in the late 1920s; sale, Marquess of Lansdowne, Christie's, London, March 7, 1930, no. 38; purchased by Carpenter. Sale, Devee's, February 28, 1964 [as Angelica Kauffmann]; purchased by Crowther of Syon Lodge (dealer), London [2]. With M. & C. Sestieri, Rome by 1968 [1]; Heim Gallery, London, by 1972; sold to PMA, December 1972. 1. For the preceding provenance see Homan Potterton, "A Neo-Classical Decorative Scheme: G. B. Cipriani at Lansdowne House," Apollo, October 1972, p. 332-333. 2. Crowther of Syon Lodge were dealers in architectural antiques. The firm closed in 2002.

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