Orpheus and Eurydice Artist: Guido Reni (Italian, Bologna, 1575–1642)


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On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Oil on canvas


unframed: 84 1/2 × 65 9/16 in. (214.6 × 166.5 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



16th century


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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
  • "Selected Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2019), 112–13, ill
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