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image of Saint Lucy Francisco de Zurbarán (artist)
Spanish, 1598 - 1664
Saint Lucy, c. 1625/1630
oil on canvas
overall: 104.14 × 77 cm (41 × 30 5/16 in.) framed: 133.7 x 106 x 8.9 cm (52 5/8 x 41 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Chester Dale Collection
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From the Tour: Spanish Painting in the Seventeenth Century
Object 3 of 7


Art market, Paris, 1927-1928;[1] Paul Somazzi, Izmir, Turkey;[2] sold 1930 or after through Lily Buser, Philadelphia, to (Ehrich Galleries, New York);[3] sold February 1934 to Chester Dale [1883-1962], New York;[4] gift to NGA 1943.

[1] In Auguste S. Mayer, "Unbekannte Werke Zurburans", Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst, 56 (1927-1928): 291, the credit line for Saint Lucy is given as "Paris Kunsthandel".

[2] The city of Izmir was known earlier as Smyrna, which is the name used often in the Zurbarán literature.

[3] According to the notarized statement dated 11 August 1930 in which Paul Somazzi authorizes Miss Lily Buser to act as his agent in selling the painting; in NGA curatorial files.

[4] According to the Dale collection records, in NGA curatorial files.

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