The Death of Actaeon

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Title: The Death of Actaeon

Date work started: 1559

Date work completed: 1575

Place created: Venice

Patron: Philip II

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Material: oil on canvas

Dimensions: 178.8cm X 197.8cm

Genre: myth

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 1 of 16

    Owner Name: Titian

    In possession from: 1559 to 1575

    Location: Casa Grande, Venice

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    Likely the painting referred to by Titian in a letter dated June 1559 to Philip II as "Actaeon mauled by his hounds."

    Humphrey says the painting was not finished until 1576 (p.202)

    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 136.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 2 of 16

    Owner Name: Archduke Leopold Wilhelm

    In possession from: Unknown to 1655

    Location: Coudenberg Palace, Brussels

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 3 of 16

    Owner Name: Queen Christina

    In possession from: 1655 to 1656

    Location: Palazzo Farnese

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 137.


  • Sequence: Itinerary 4 of 16

    Owner Name: Queen Christina

    In possession from: 1656 to 1658

    Location: Unknown

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 5 of 16

    Owner Name: Queen Christina

    In possession from: 1658 to 1689

    Location: Palazzo Riario

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 6 of 16

    Owner Name: Cardinal Decio Azzolino

    In possession from: 1689 to 1689

    Location: Palazzo Riario

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 7 of 16

    Owner Name: Marchese Pompeo Azzolino

    In possession from: 1689 to 1692

    Location: Palazzo Riario

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 8 of 16

    Owner Name: Prince Odescalchi

    In possession from: 1692 to 1721

    Location: Palazzo Odescalchi

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 9 of 16

    Owner Name: Duc d'Orléans

    In possession from: 1721 to 1798

    Location: Palais Royal

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 10 of 16

    Owner Name: Sir Abraham Hume

    In possession from: 1798 to 1849

    Location: Wormleybury, Hertfordshire

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 11 of 16

    Owner Name: John Hume (Egerton) Cust, Lord Alford

    In possession from: 1849 to 1853

    Location: Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 12 of 16

    Owner Name: Earl Brownlow

    In possession from: 1853 to 1919

    Location: Ashridge Park, Hertfordshire

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 13 of 16

    Owner Name: George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

    In possession from: 1919 to 1961

    Location: Harewood House, Leeds

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 14 of 16

    Owner Name: George Henry Hubert Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

    In possession from: 1961 to 1971

    Location: National Gallery

    Notes:

    On loan by Earl of Harewood to National Gallery.

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 15 of 16

    Owner Name: J. Paul Getty

    In possession from: 1971 to 1971

    Location: Unknown

    Notes:

    Purchased at Christie's sale June 25, 1971 for J. Paul Getty through Julius Wietzner.

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  • Sequence: Itinerary 16 of 16

    Owner Name: National Gallery

    In possession from: 1972 to Present

    Location: London

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    Citations: Wethey, Harold E. , The Paintings of Titian, v. 3 : The Mythological and Historical Paintings, (London: Phaidon, 1975) p. 136.


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