Object Information

Gaspard Dughet
ca. 1670-1673
oil on canvas
Bequest of Howard A. Noble
Image © 2006 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh


Gaspard Dughet [1615–1675], Rome, Italy. William Harris, by 1811; sale, Christie's, London, England, on February 9, 1811, lot 10 [1]; purchased by Sir Henry Charles Englefield [1752–1822], February 9, 1811 until 1822 [2]; estate of Sir Henry Charles Englefield, 1822 until March 8, 1823; Christie's sale, London, England, March 8, 1823, lot 64; purchased by Mr. Norton [3]. Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie [1777–1866], by 1824; Baillie sale, Christie's, London, March 6, 1824 [4]. Mr. Farrer, by 1849; purchased by Thomas Baring, M.P. [1799–1873], London, England, 1849 until 1873; bequest to his nephew Thomas George Baring, Lord Northbrook, subsequently 1st Earl of Northbrook [1826–1904], London, England and Stratton Park, Hampshire, England, 1873 until 1904 [5]; by descent to Francis George Baring, 2nd Earl of Northbrook [1850–1929], London, England and Stratton Park, Hampshire, England, until 1929; Florence Anita, Countess of Northbrook [1860–1946 ], his wife, London, England, 1929 until at least June 1937 but likely until February 1938; sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England, June 11, 1937, no. 13 [6]; purchased by Sneyd [7]; sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, England, February 25, 1938, no. 118 [8]; purchased by Smith, February 1938 [9]. Howard A. Noble [1874–1964], Pittsburgh, PA by November 1939 until April 30, 1964 [10]; estate of Howard A. Noble, April 30, 1964 until September 20, 1966 [11]; bequest to Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1966.


[1]. William Harris sale.
[2]. Purchase price of £35, 14s.
[3]. Purchase price of £39, 18s.
[4]. The sale of Colonel Hugh Duncan Baillie. This work did not sell, according to Marie-Nicole Boisclair's "Gaspard Dughet, Sa vie et son oeuvre", Paris, 1987, no. 349, p. 277; also, The Getty Provenance Index shows that the work was bought in for 39Gs; the 1889 catalogue of the Earl of Northbrook collection lists a price in pounds, £40, 19s., for this sale.
[5]. See 1889 catalogue of the Earl of Northbrook collection, no. 254, as "The Arch". It is listed as being on panel but when lent by Mr. Baring to the 1872 Royal Academy Winter exhibition as "Landscape and Figures," no. 102, it is listed as on canvas.
[6]. Countess of Northbrook sale entitled "Pictures by Old Masters;" this work was listed as "A Landscape, with classical figures".
[7]. Purchase price of £12 12s, according to annotated sales catalogue at the Frick Library, but apparently bought in, according to annotated sales catalogue at the Getty Research Institute (see curatorial file.)
[8]. Sold under the heading of "Property of a Lady" as "A Landscape, with classical figures." Countess of Northbrook was the likely seller (see curatorial file.)
[9]. Purchase price of £27, 6s.
[10]. Negative 32926 FARL was made from Bachrach photograph Mr. Noble lent to the Frick Art Reference Library in November 1939. In 1944, the painting hung along the stairway of the Noble residence at 1245 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA.
[11]. The painting was transferred from the Noble residence to the museum with the rest of Mr. Noble's collection. Correspondence with the estate trustee (see donor file) and Museum Committee meeting minutes indicate that it was subsequently acquired from the estate at the appraised value with funds provided by Mr. Noble's bequest. It was accessioned in September 1966.



* Collection Data

All collection data is based on research completed before December 2017. For details, read about the research methods of the Northbrook Provenance Project.