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Commissioned as the altarpiece for the private chapel of Charles III, King of Spain [1716-1788], Madrid;[1] by inheritance to his son, Charles IV, King of Spain [1748-1819], Madrid, until 1808;[2] Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain [1768-1844], Madrid 1808-1813, and Point Breeze, Bordentown, New Jersey, from 1816;[3] (his estate sale, at Point Breeze by Anthony J. Bleecker, Bordentown, 25 June 1847, no. 44). (sale, Thomas & Sons Galleries, Philadelphia, 16 January 1852, no. 100).[4] Mr. Whelan, Philadelphia;[5] purchased by William Wilson Corcoran [1798-1888], Washington, by 1857;[6] gift 10 May 1869 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2014 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History

The Splendor of 18th-Century Rome, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2000, no. 258, repro.


Lanman, Charles. Catalogue of W.W. Corcoran's Gallery. Washington, 1857: 5, no. 2.

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