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European Art
Artist: Jacopo Zucchi, Italian, Florence, ca. 1540–1596

The Assembly of the Gods


Oil on copper

31.1 × 22.2 cm (12 1/4 × 8 3/4 in.)
Gift of Edmund P. Pillsbury, B.A. 1965
Made in Florence, Italy
On view
Italian, Florence
16th century

Painted for Ferdinando de' Medici in 1575-6, probably as a sportello for his writing-desk, and described as being in the Cardinal's bedroom in the Villa Medici, Rome, as early as 1598 and still in 1680; Medici collections, Florence (in the First Room of Flemish Paintings in the Uffizi from 1782 to 1796, when it was moved back to the Guardaroba on November 19 of that year); Boccella family, Lucca, by 1845, according to an engraving of that year (as Taddeo Zuccaro); Art market, Dresden, 1913; Prof. Dr. Hans Lorenz, Vienna; by whom sold, Vienna, Dorotheum, June 3-5,1935, lot 177 (as Jacopo Zucchi); Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, February 16, 1983, lot 87 (as Follower of Jacopo Zucchi); Edmund P. Pillsbury.


Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 225, 395, pl. 212.

Laurence Kanter and John J. Marciari, Italian Paintings from the Richard L. Feigen Collection, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010), 122.

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