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The subject is from Genesis II, 21-2. The picture was catalogued as Procaccini until 1880, when Richter suggested the attribution to Nuvolone. Works by Nuvolone are rare in this country, though common enough in Northern Italy. The painting was damaged during a radical 19th-century restoration.

Details

  • Title: Creation of Eve
  • Date: Before 1662
  • Physical Dimensions: w1943 x h1822 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: This picture may be the following:Charles-Claude de la Billarderie, comte d'Angiviller; John Prinsep, his sale, London, John Francis Rigaud, 13ff Dec. 1802, lot 14 ('Proccacini-The Creation of Eve. From the Collection of Mons. Dangevillier, ci-devant Intendant de tous les Batimens du Roy'); Thomas Bowes; his sale, London, Coxe, 27 Jun. 1812, lot 98 ('Procaccini-The Birth of Eve. A most beautifully coloured and elegant production of this admired Artist'). Withdrawn from sale; London, Coxe, Bowes sale, 17 Dec. 1812, lot 48 ('Procaccini-The Birth of Eve. A most beautifully coloured and elegant Production of this admired Artist'). Sold for £13.12; London, Coxe, 17 Jun. 1813, lot 54 ('Procaccini-The Creation of Eve'). Handwritten note on CIL copy of catalogue gives dimensions as '65' [i.e. 6 x 5]. Bought In for £16.16.
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: Gift of the heirs of Peter Carry Tupper, 1845
  • Artist: Nuvolone, Carlo Francesco
  • Acquisition Method: The heirs of Peter Carry Tupper (Gift, 1845)

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