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Venus and Adonis, Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Il Baciccio (1639-1709).

Oil on canvas. 180.5cm by 150cm.

This painting, which is first recorded at Burghley in the 1738 Inventory, was probably acquired by the 5th Earl of Exeter in 1699 during his fourth and final visit to Italy. The Genoese born Gaulli was one of six or seven Italian artists most favoured by Lord Exeter.





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