Antonio Verrio c.1639–1707
T00916 Sketch for a Ceiling Decoration: An Assembly of the Gods
Canvas, painted surface 66¿ x 32¿ (169 x 83) on stretcher 67 x 33 (170 x 84).
Purchased from the Leger Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1967.
Coll: John Scott, first Earl of Eldon, d. 1838; sold anonymously Sotheby’s, 22 February 1967 (43, as by Sir James Thornhill) bt. Leger.
This has been recognised as the work of Verrio by Mr Edward Croft-Murray. It has not been possible to identify the project for which it is a sketch.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.