Venetian, c. 1490 - 1576
Venus and Adonis, c. 1560
oil on canvas
overall: 106.8 x 136 cm (42 1/16 x 53 9/16 in.) framed: 134.9 x 163.8 x 7 cm (53 1/8 x 64 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)
Object 5 of 7
Anne Russell Digby, Countess of Bristol [d. 1696/7], by 1679; by inheritance to Anne Digby Spencer, Countess of Sunderland [d. 1715], by 1685; by inheritance to her youngest son, the Hon. John Spencer [d. 1746], Althorp, Northamptonshire; by inheritance to John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer [1734-1783], Althorp; by inheritance to George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer [1758-1834], Althorp; by inheritance to John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer [1782-1845], Althorp; by inheritance to Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer [1798-1857], Althorp; by inheritance to John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer [1835-1910], Althorp; by inheritance to Charles Robert Spencer, 6th Earl Spencer [1857-1922], Althorp; by inheritance to Albert Edward John Spencer, 7th Earl Spencer [1892-1975], Althorp; sold 1924 to (Thos. Agnew & Sons, Ltd., London); sold 1925 to (Arthur J. Sulley and Co., London); inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park, after purchased 1925 by funds of the Estate; gift 1942 to NGA.
- Agnew & Sons, Ltd., Thomas
- Digby, Countess of Bristol, Anne Russell
- Spencer, Albert Edward John, 7th earl Spencer
- Spencer, Charles Robert, 6th Earl
- Spencer, Countess of Sunderland, Anne Digby
- Spencer, Frederick, 4th Earl
- Spencer, George John, 2nd earl Spencer
- Spencer, John, 1st Earl
- Spencer, John Charles, 3rd Earl
- Spencer, John Poyntz, 5th Earl
- Spencer, John, The Hon.
- Sulley & Co., Arthur J.
- Widener, Joseph E.
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