Saint Michael Casting Satan into Hell

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Saint Michael Casting Satan into Hell

Italy, Naples, 1715 - 1716
Sculpture
Wood, painted and gilded, metal and glass
52 1/2 × 27 1/4 × 24 3/4 in. (133.35 × 69.22 × 62.87 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.82.7)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Spain, said to have been the gift of Don Juan Domingo de Haro y Guzmán (1639– 1716), 7th count of Monterrey, to the Convent of the Religiosas Agustinas de Rec

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Spain, said to have been the gift of Don Juan Domingo de Haro y Guzmán (1639– 1716), 7th count of Monterrey, to the Convent of the Religiosas Agustinas de Recoletas. Salamanca, Spain, convent of the Religiosas Agustinas until 1938, sold to; Private collector, Spain, by descent to her daughter, sold to; [Galería Velázquez, Madrid, to]; [Silvano Lodi, Lugano, and Enzo Costantini, Rome, sold 1982 to]; LACMA.

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Bibliography

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