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Venus and Cupids by Giacinto Gimignani (1606-1681).

Signed l.l.: Hyacin G…..

Oil on canvas, 72.5cm by 58.5cm.

The painting appears in the 1763 Inventory [9th Earl’s hand]: “the dressing room … Venus & Cupids. By Nic Possen.”

Gimignani was born in Pistoia, but spent most of his working life in Rome, where he is said to have worked for some time under Nicholas Poussin (1594-1665), the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style.



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