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Checklist of objects in the exhibition, In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura

On view at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, April 21-July 2, 2017
 

1.   Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Allegory of Charity or Allegory of Maternal Love, c.1741?
Oil on canvas, 29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Collection of Federico Castelluccio

2.    Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples) 
Ecce Homo, c.1725-27 (bozzetto for large canvas in Collegiata dell’Assunta at Casteldisangro, Isernia, l’Aquila)
Oil on canvas, 24½ x 29½ in. (62.2 x 74.9 cm)
Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery, Inc., purchased by Bob Jones in 1951, acc. no. 1951.0

3.    Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Ecce Homo, c.1726 (replica or original bozzetto for canvas in Collegiata dell’Assunta at Casteldisangro, Isernia, l’Aquila)
Oil on canvas, 24½ x 31⅛ in. (62.2 x 79.1 cm)
Collection of Bob and Teresa Wilson, Greenville, S.C.

4.   Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)   VC
Pietà, c.1725-30 or later (bozzetto/prim’idea for Pietà at altar in SS. Annunziata, Airola, now at the Museo Civico, Airola, near Benevento)
Oil on canvas, 25¼ x 19⅜ in. (64 x 49.3 cm)
(autograph replica or by atelier)
Walters Art Museum, acquired by Henry Walters from the Massarenti collection in 1902, acc. no. 37.1125

  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    St. Didacus of Alcalá (San Diego de Alcalá, died 1463), c.1729-30 (holding cross and looking upward)
    Oil on canvas, 39½ x 29⅜ in. (100.5 x 74.5 cm) (from a series of 3+ Franciscan saints by De Mura, for Scilla, Prince Guglielmo Ruffo)
    Collection of Frank E. Rogozienski, esq., San Diego, Calif.
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Noli Me Tangere, c.1727-30
    Oil on copper, 15⅜ x 2011/16 in. (39.1 x 52.5 cm)
    Davis Museum at Wellesley College, anonymous gift in 1956, acc. no. 1956.12
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Supper at Emmaus, c.1727-30 (other versions of these by studio of De Mura)
    Oil on copper, 157/16 x 2013/16 in. (39.2 x 52.9 cm)
    Davis Museum at Wellesley College, anonymous gift in 1956, acc. no. 1956.13
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    St. Carloman Dons Benedictine Habit given him by Pope St. Zacharias, c.1730 (bozzetto for chapel of San Carlomano at Montecassino)
    Oil on canvas, 23⅞ x 18¼ in. (60.4 x 46.3 cm)
    Lent anonymously     
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples) (affinities w/FdM drgs. or by Jacopo Cestaro [1718-78], infl. by FdM
    Pope [?] Blessing a Kneeling Woman [St. Helena?], c.1730? (for Montecassino?VC
    Pen & brown ink, gray wash, over black chalk, on paper, 125/16 x 73/16 in. (31.3 x 18.3 cm)
    The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, gift of Jànos Scholz, acc. no. 1993.264                                             
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    St. Thomas Aquinas Inspired by Angels, c.1730-35 (cf. Vision of St. Thomas of c.1758? at chiesa di San Domenico, Salerno)
    Oil on canvas, 29½ x 19¼ in. (74.9 x 48.9 cm)
    Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla., purchase/gift of Rosemary Titus Reynolds & Robert Dance, acc. no. 1995.23
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Adoration of the Magi (Epiphany), 1732 (bozzetto for La Nunziatella apse)
    Oil on canvas, 39⅜ x 81⅞ in. (100 x 208 cm)
    Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, inv. no. 101
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Christ, Mary, and Joseph in Glory with Saints, c.1740 (bozzetto for fresco in S. Giuseppe dei Ruffi, Naples)
    Oil on canvas, 48¾ x 54½ in. (125 x 140 cm)
    Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, inv. no. 115
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    The Vision of St. Benedict, signed and dated 1740
    Pen, and brown and gray ink, gray wash, over graphite on paper, 22 ¼ x 15 in. (56.5 x 38.2 cm)
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, purchased from Harry G. Sperling Fund, acc. no. 1987.191
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    The Vision of St. Benedict (bozzetto for SS. Severino e Sossio), 1740   
    Oil on canvas, 80 x 49⅛ in. (203.2 x 126 cm) or 6½ x 4¼ ft.
    Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, inv. no. Q222
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples) 
    St. Benedict Receives Totila, c.1738-40 (bozzetto for SS. Severino e Sossio)
    Oil on canvas, 49⅞ x 80⅝ in. (126x 156 cm)
    Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, inv. no. Q214
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Self-portrait, c.1740 (cf. similar Self-portraits in Uffizi, etc.)
    Oil on canvas, 51 x 40 in. (129.5 x 101.6 cm)
    The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, purchased with funds from the John R. Van Derlip Fund, acc. no. 62.48
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples) (pub. by Andreina Griseri in Paragone or in her book Metamorfosi del Barocco)
    Achilles Learning to Hunt (?), 1741-43
    (bozzetto for ruined ceiling frescoes of Education of Achilles in Palazzo Reale, Turin)
    Oil on canvas, 19⅜ x 27½ in. (49.2 x 69.8 cm)
    (also cf. bozzetto Education of Achilles, oil, 48 x 69 cm in Museo Civico, Turin)
    Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, gift of Joseph F. McCrindle, acc. no. 2010.14.7

17.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
The Assumption of the Virgin, c.1727 or c. 1750?
Pen and ink over black chalk on paper, 17⅛ x 10 in. (43.5 x 25.4 cm)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, purchased from Rogers Fund, with gifts from Howard and Saretta Barnet,
Mr. and Mra. Carl L. Selden, and Mrs. Barbara K. Cantauani, acc. no. 1971.243

                                   

20.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
The Annunciation, c.1757 (bozzetto or prim’idea for cappella dell’Assunta in Certosa di San Martino, Naples)
Oil on canvas, 23½ x 20¼ in. (59.7 x 51.4 cm)
(Certosa work measures 85⅜ x 124 in. or 217 x 315 cm; in oil on canvas?)
Collection of Frank E. Rogozienski, esq. (ex-Otto Naumann, Ltd., New York)

 

21.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
The Visitation of Mary and Elisabeth, c.1752 (bozzetto for left lateral work flanking high altar in San Nicola alla Carità, Naples)
Oil on canvas, 37 x 46½ in. (94 x 118.1 cm)
(other right lateral Adoration of the Magi)
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, gift of George H. Sullivan, New York, in memory of his parents, acc. no. 1952.34P

 

22.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Christ and the Samaritan Woman, 1752      (formerly in eccclesiastical apts. of Gesù Nuovo, Naples; recorded at Capodimonte)
Oil on canvas, 41 x 61½ in. (104.2 x 156.3 cm) (cf. same subject — different composition — at Montecassino, now destroyed)
Seattle Art Museum, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Richard E. Fuller in 1968, acc. no. 68.86

 

23.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Portrait of Cardinal Antonio Sersale, May 20, 1756
Oil on canvas, 34 x 28 in. (87 x 72 cm)
Collection of Myron Laskin (Malibu, Calif.), on extended loan to the Milwaukee Art Museum

 

24.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples) (formerly attributed to Francesco Solimena)
Virgin in Glory Receives St. Luigi Gonzaga as recommended by St. Louis of France, c.1759   (ricordo for work at Gesù Vecchio)
Oil on canvas, 60¾ x 40½ in. (153.9 x 103.3 cm) 
(larger work in Gesù Vecchio sacristy = 14¼ x 7½ ft [450 x 220 cm])
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, gift of John and Mable Ringling, acc.no. SN 165

 

24.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Madonna and Child with Infant St. John the Baptist, c.1745-50
Oil on copper (oval), 12 x 9½ in. (30.5 x 24.1 cm) (oval)
Collection of Federico Castelluccio

 

25.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Madonna and Child with Infant St. John the Baptist, c.1750
Oil on copper (oval), 10¼ x 8 in. (26 x 20.3 cm)
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, purchased with funds from the John R. Van Derlip Fund, acc. no. 69.94

 

26.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Madonna and Child with Infant St. John the Baptist, after 1752
Oil on canvas (oval), 12¼ x 101/16 in. (31.2 x 25.6 cm)
Museo de Arte de Ponce, gift of the Fundación Luis A. Ferré in 1964, acc. no. 64.04.69 (or 64.0469)

 
Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)                        
27a. Madonna and Child with Infant St. John the Baptist, 1760s
Oil on canvas, 29¾ x 24⅝ in. (75.6 x 62.6 cm)
Hearst Castle, purchased by H. R. Hearst in 1972, acc. no. 529-9-6178
27b. Madonna and Child with Infant St. John the Baptist, 1760s
Oil on canvas, 14½ x 11½ in. (36.8 x 29.2 cm)
Collection of Federico Castelluccio

  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    The Trinity, c.1763
    Oil on canvas, 30½ x 25¼ in. (77.5 x 64.1 cm)
    Collection of Federico Castelluccio, New Jersey
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Glory of the Princes (Allegory of King’s Virtue), c.1763-68 (bozzetto for ceiling of Palazzo Reale, Naples?, or elsewhere) or later
    Oil on canvas, 29½ x 39⅜ in. (75 x 100 cm)
    Pio Monte della Misericordia, Naples, inv. no. 104
  1. Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
    Aurora and Tithonius, after 1760 (other versions exist for destroyed fresco in Pal. Reale, Naples, Camera d’alcova of Queen Maria Amalia)
    Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 in. (128 x 154 cm) or 4⅛ x 5 ft.
    Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, inv. no. Q2 (Houston, MFA has oval version by studio of De Mura)

33.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Bacchus and Ceres, c.1763 (one of a series of four?)
Oil on canvas, 82 x 61 in. (208 x 154.8 cm) or 6¾ x 5 ft.
The Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, Lewis J. Ruskin fund, acc. no. 1972.2 

 

34.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
Alexander Condemning False Praise, c.1768? (bozzetto for Pal. Reale, Turin, tapestry?; ex-Hazlitt Gallery, London)
Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., gift of Joseph F. McCrindle, in 2010, acc. no. 2010.93.43

  

35.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
An Allegory of Music, or Portrait of Agnellus Nobilone, c.1770?
Oil on unlined canvas, 29½ x 24⅝ in. (75 x 62.5 cm)
Collection of Clovis Whitfield, London

 

36.  Francesco de Mura (1696-1782), Italian (Naples)
An Allegory of Autumn, or Portrait of Signora Nobilone, c.1770?
Oil on unlined canvas, 29½ x 24⅝ in. (75 x 62.5 cm)
Collection of Clovis Whitfield, London

 

37.  Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), Italian (Naples)           
St. Francis Xavier Baptizing Indians in Bombay, c.1685
(bozzetto for? cf. De Mura’s St. Francis Xavier in India, 1730s, in Nunziatella)
Oil on canvas, 19½ x 25 in. (48.6 x 63.5 cm)
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, purchased with funds from the Michel Roux Acquisition Fund, acc. no. 2014.05

 

38.  Giacinto Diano (1731-1803), Italian (Naples)    (best student of Francesco de Mura to whom this was formerly attributed)
Madonna (w/Sts. Mary Magdalene & Catherine of Siena) Presenting Portrait of St. Dominic to Dominican Monk of Soriano, 1759
(bozzetto for ceiling fresco Miracle of the Image of San Domenico Soriano in church of Dominican Fathers of San Pietro Martire, Naples)
Oil on canvas, 303/16 x 303/16 in. (76.8 x 76.8 cm)
(same twisted border as Assumption at Annunziata, Airola)
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel, acc. no. 2006.2064 (Sotheby’s NY 5/23/86)

39.  Corrado Giaquinto (1703-1766), Italian (Naples, Rome)  
Madonna and Child Adored by Saints Peter, Abercius, Stephen, and Benedict, 1750s
Oil on canvas, 19⅛ x 8⅞ in. (48.7 x 22.7 cm)
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, purchased with funds from the Louise Woodruff
Johnson Fund, acc. no. 69.9

40.  Corrado Giaquinto (1703-1766), Italian (Naples, Rome) 
Paradise, 1749   
Oil on canvas, 16½ x 38½ in. (42 x 98 cm)
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, inv. no. 00000

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