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Paris Being Admitted to the Bedchamber of Helen

Object Details

Title:

Paris Being Admitted to the Bedchamber of Helen

Artist/Maker:

Jacob de Backer (Flemish, active 1545–1600)

Culture:

Flemish

Place:

Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1585/1590

Medium:

Oil on canvas

Object Number:

2005.23

Dimensions:

119.4 × 171.5 cm (47 × 67 1/2 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of Lynda and Stewart Resnick

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1991

Private Collection [sold, Sotheby's, London, July 3, 1991, lot 3, to Lynda and Stewart Resnick.]

1991 - 2005

Lynda and Stewart Resnick (Beverly Hills, California), by gift to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.

Bibliography
Bibliography

Sotheby's, London. Old Master Paintings. July 3, 1991, lot 3, ill.

Brilliant, Virginia. "A Jacob de Backer Composition Rediscovered." Source: Notes in the History of Art 28, no. 4 (Summer 2009), pp. 24-31, ill.

Radostová, Šarka, ed. Ad Unicum: od gotiky k manyrismu: umelecká díla z fondu Národního památkového ústavu (Prague: Národní památkovy ústav, 2017), p. 245, under no. 43, ill.