Diana and Callisto (Kunsthistorisches Museum)

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Title: Diana and Callisto (Kunsthistorisches Museum)

Date work started: 1566

Date work completed: 1566

Place created: Venice

Patron: Emperor Maximilian II

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 183.0cm X 200.0cm

Genre: myth

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 7

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1566 to Unknown

    Location: Casa Grande, Venice

    Notes:

    In a letter of November 28 1568, Titian offered seven "fables" as painted subjects to Emperor Maximilian II through the imperial ambassador, Viet von Dornberg. A letter dated February 25 1569 authorizes von Dornberg to pay Titian 100 kronen for an unspecified picture, possibly Diana and Callisto. Diana and Callisto does not appear again until 1651, in David Teniers' painting, Gallery of the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm at Brussels, now in the Prado.

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 142.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 7

    Owner Name: Emperor Maximilian II

    In possession from: Unknown to Unknown

    Location: Stallburg Castle, Vienna

    Notes:

    Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576) dies in Regensburg, Germany. It is unknown if his art collection traveled.

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 7

    Owner Name: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm

    In possession from: Unknown to Unknown

    Location: Unknown

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 143.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 7

    Owner Name: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm

    In possession from: 1648 to 1657

    Location: Coudenberg Palace, Brussels

    Notes:

    Inferred from historical patterns of ownership noted from current website data. Archduke Leopold Wilhelm (1614-1662) takes up residence at Coudenberg Palace in 1646. Majority of his collection is installed at Coudenberg from 1648-1657.

    David Teniers' painting c. 1651 shows Diana and Callisto displayed in the Archduke's Brussels gallery: http://www.wikiart.org/en/david-teniers-the-younger/the-archduke-leopold-wilhelm-in-his-picture-gallery-in-brussels

    Diana and Callisto does not appear in the Stallburg Castle inventory of 1659, but is included in Teniers' Theatrum pictorium, published 1660.

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 7

    Owner Name: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm/Hapsburgs

    In possession from: 1657 to 1781

    Location: Stallburg Castle

    Notes:

    Inferred from historical patterns of ownership noted from current website data.

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 7

    Owner Name: Hapsburg

    In possession from: 1781 to 1891

    Location: Belvedere Palace

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 7

    Owner Name: Kunsthistorisches Museum

    In possession from: 1891 to Present

    Location: Vienna

    Notes:

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 142.


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