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The Temptation of St Benedict: PD.19-1996

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


The Temptation of St Benedict


Painter: Allori, Alessandro




History note: W. Cornwallis West, M.P.; ffrench sale, Robinson and Fisher, London, 22 Apirl 1937, (175) as Bronzino (St Jerome in a Landscape); Sotheby's, 16 November 1955, lot 62? as Paul Bril; with the Arcade Gallery (Paul Wengraf), from whom bought by Gorley Putt, 1959

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Samuel Gorley Putt

Measurements and weight

Height: 40.8 cm
Width: 59.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1996) by Gorley Putt, Samuel


Production date: ? AD 1587

School or Style

Florentine School

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Location: Right of centre
  • Type: Signature

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.19-1996
Primary reference Number: 893
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 July 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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