(Possibly) William Ponsonby, 2nd Earl of Bessborough (1704-1793), Co. Kilkenny and by descent to
John, 4th Earl of Bessborough (1781-1847), West Hill, Wandsworth; (†) Christie's, London, 11 July 1850, lot 185, as 'Xenocrates and Lais' (39 gns. to Norton).
Anonymous sale [The Property of a Gentleman]; Christie's, London, 3 December 1997, lot 72, when acquired by the present owner after the sale.

Naples, Museo di Capodimonte, Salvator Rosa tra mito e magia, 19 April-29 June 2008, no. 28.


  • Title: Phryne and Xenocrates
  • Creator: Salvator Rosa
  • Date: XVII century - XVII century
  • Location: Robilant + Voena
  • Physical Dimensions: w96,2 x h120 cm
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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