Object Information

Giorgio Vasari
oil on canvas
Gift of Damon Mezzacappa in Loving Memory of Elizabeth Mezzacappa
© Public Domain


Data as published online by the National Gallery of Art:

Commissioned 1569, with NGA 2012.79.1 (Saint Mark), by Pope Pius V for the Chapel of the Archangel Michael in the Torre Pio of the Vatican Palace;[1] begun December 1570 and finished by June 1571; chapel dismantled after 1750. probably Charles Grignion II [1754-1804], Rome; his brother, Thomas Grignion [ca. 1748-1821], London;[2] (sale, Christie's, London, 2 May 1807, no. 54, bought in); (sale, Christie's, London, 28-29 April 1809, no. 91); Sir Thomas Baring [1772-1848], Stratton Park, Hampshire; purchased from his estate by his son, Thomas Baring [1799-1873], London and Stratton Park; by inheritance to his nephew, Thomas George Baring, 1st earl of Northbrook [1826-1904], London and Stratton Park; by inheritance to his son, Francis George Baring, 2nd earl of Northbrook [1850-1929], London and Stratton Park; (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 12 December 1919, no. 138 [with NGA 2012.79.1]); Vicars. (Galerie Charles Brunner, Paris), by 1929.[3] Don Lorenzo Pellerano, Buenos Aires; (his sale, Guerrico & Williams, Buenos Aires, October 1933, no. 971 [with NGA 2012.79.1 as no. 970]). (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 5 June 1986, no. 11 [with NGA 2012.79.1]); (Richard L. Feigen and Co., New York); sold to Damon Mezzacappa, Palm Beach, Florida; (sale, Sotheby's, New York, 11 January 1996, no. 55 [with NGA 2012.79.1], bought in); Damon Mezzacappa, Palm Beach, Florida; gift 2012 to NGA.

[1] Provenance according to the 1996 sale catalogue.

[2] Charles Grignion II, a British artist who lived and worked in Italy, acquired numerous paintings from prominent Italian aristocratic families in financial need. He apparently sent them to Thomas, his older brother and a watchmaker and clockmaker, for resale in England. See the description for Sale Catalog Br-487 in The Getty Provenance Index Database; copy in NGA curatorial files.

[3] The paintings were numbers 2267 (Saint Mark) and 2268 (Saint Luke) in Brunner's stock; Brunner labels remain on the reverse of both panels.



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