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European Art
Artist: Guido Reni, Italian, Bologna, 1575–1642

Orpheus and Eurydice


Oil on canvas

unframed: 214.6 × 166.5 cm (84 1/2 × 65 9/16 in.)
Maitland F. Griggs, B.A. 1896, Fund, Robert Lehman Foundation Acquisition Fund for Early European and Modern and Contemporary Art, and Director’s Fund, by exchange
On view
Italian, Bologna
16th century

Commissioned for the Palazzo Lambertini, Bologna, probably in 1596, for 20 scudi;
Sold before 1678 for 300 scudi to a French private collection;
Anonymous sale, Brussels, Beaux-Arts, 14-15 May 1996, lot 86;
Sheldon Fish, Canada;
New York, Sotheby’s, 30 January 1998, lot 117 (bought in);
Sold privately to Mark Fisch, New York

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