The Sleeping Danaë Being Prepared to Receive Jupiter

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The Sleeping Danaë Being Prepared to Receive Jupiter

Holland, 1603
Paintings
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 68 1/4 × 78 3/4 in. (173.36 × 200.03 cm) Frame: 80 × 90 × 3 1/2 in. (203.2 × 228.6 × 8.89 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.84.191)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Bartholomeus Ferreris, Leiden, by 1604. Hendrick Ferreris, possibly Leiden, after 1622.

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Bartholomeus Ferreris, Leiden, by 1604. Hendrick Ferreris, possibly Leiden, after 1622. Jeronimus Tonneman (1688–1750), Amsterdam; his mother, Maria Tonneman (née van Breusegom; d. 1752), by descent to; heirs of Maria van Breusegom (sale, Amsterdam, De Leth, 21 Oct. 1754, lot 6, to); Gerret Braamcamp (1699–1771), Amsterdam (sale, Amsterdam, De Bosch, 4 June 1766, lot 1, bought in); Gerret Braamcamp (sale, Amsterdam, Van der Schley, De Bosch, Ploos van Amstel, De Winter and Yver, 31 July 1771, lot 66, to); Jan Lucas van der Dussen (1724–1773), Amsterdam (sale, Amsterdam, Hendriksz. et al., 31 Oct. 1774, lot 4, to); [Cornelis Ploos van Amstel (1726–1799), Amsterdam]. Johann Christian Berens (1729–1792), Riga, ca. 1774–78, sold to; Peter von Biron (1724–1800), Duke of Courland, Schloss Sagan, Silesia, by 12 July 1778, by descent to his daughter; Dorothea Biron of Courland (1793–1862), by 1845, by descent to; Louis, duc de Talleyrand, Valençay et Sagan (1811–1898), Paris (sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 2 Dec. 1899, lot 31, to); [Mr. Brugas]. Vicomte Chabert de Vatolla, Paris, by 1912. England, private collection. Art market, Zurich, by 1914. [Fritzes, Stockholm]. Claës Adolf Tamm (d. 1940), Stockholm, from 1917. (Sale, Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, 4 Oct 1933, lot 37, sold to); [Harry Runnqvist, Stockholm]. (Sale, Stockholm, Bukowskis, 11–12 Apr. 1935, lot 80, to); [M. Nordgren (d. 1964), Stockholm]. [Suzanne’s Studio, Inc., New York, sold as "Flemish/Dutch, Shower of Gold," 1974, for $5,671 to]; Eugene Allen, Los Angeles, seized for back taxes by; Internal Revenue Service (sale, San Francisco, Butterfield & Butterfield’s, 8 Nov. 1984, lot 2072, to); LACMA.


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