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image of Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast Dosso Dossi (artist)
Ferrarese, active 1512 - 1542
Aeneas and Achates on the Libyan Coast, c. 1520
oil on canvas
overall: 58.7 x 87.6 cm (23 1/8 x 34 1/2 in.) framed: 83.2 x 112.7 x 7.9 cm (32 3/4 x 44 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
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From the Tour: The Feast of the Gods
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Commissioned by Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Castello, Ferrara, by c. 1521; by inheritance through the Este Collection, in Camerino d'Alabastro, until 1608; Borghese collection, Rome, until at least 1693. (Kunsthandel A.G., Lucerne); sold 1926 to (Julius Böhler, Munich and Luzerne).[1] (Count Alessandro Contini-Bonacossi [1878-1955], Florence and Rome, from the early 1920s); sold 1936 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[2] gift 1939 to NGA.

[1] Inventory card no. 55-26, Böhler records, Getty Research Institute (copy, NGA curatorial files)

[2]According to Kress files in NGA curatorial files.

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