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European Art
Artist, attributed to: Francesco Furini, Italian, 1603–1646
Artist, attributed to: Felice Ficherelli, Italian, 1605–ca. 1669

Artemisia Prepares to Drink the Ashes of her Husband, Mausolus

ca. 1630

Oil on canvas

unframed: 79.4 × 66.7 cm (31 1/4 × 26 1/4 in.)
Gift of Walter L. Ehrich, Ph. B. 1899, and Harold L. Ehrich, B.A. 1902, in memory of their father, Louis R. Ehrich, B.A. 1869
Made in Florence, Italy
On view
Italian, Florence
17th century

Henry F. Price Collection, Riverside, Connecticut, by 1941 (as unknown artist, "Portrait of a Young Woman as Circe"); William Morris Tilden Collection, Saranac Lake, New York, by 1952 (as Italian, 17th century, "Sophonisba Taking Poison").


Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972), 601.

Giuseppe Cantelli, Repertorio della pittura fiorentina del Seicento (Fiesole, Italy: OpusLibri, 1983), 53.

Sandro Bellesi, Cesare Dandini (Torino, Italy: Compagnia di belle arti, 1996), 192–193, no. 16, fig. 16.

Clay M. Dean, A Selection of Early Italian Paintings from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2003), (not published).

Clarice Innocenti, Women in power: Caterina and Maria de’ Medici: the return to Florence of two queens of France, exh. cat. (Florence, Italy: Mandragora Publishing, 2008), 174, no. 37, ill.

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