The Martyrdom of Saint Peter

Giovanni Battista Beinaschi (Turin 1636-1688 Naples)

Oil on canvas 290.8 x 193.1 cm (114.5 x 76 in.)
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With Simoni del Cava, until 1817, when acquired by; Johann I Josef, Prince of Liechtenstein, Duke of Troppau and Jägerndorf (1760-1836); thence by descent in the Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Rossau, Vienna; Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1796-1858), Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Rossau, Vienna; by descent; Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1840-1929), Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Rossau, Vienna; by descent; Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1906-1989), Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Rossau, Vienna, until transferred to Schloss Eisgrub, Lednice, Bohemia, from November 1942 until October 1944, when moved to Schloss Moosham, Unternberg, Lungau, until February 1945, when moved to Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein; by descent; Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein until 2008; by whom sold at Christie’s, London, July 9, 2008, lot 127 (as by Giovanni Battista Beinaschi); Private Collection, London (2008-2013)
Literature
Liechtenstein Ankaufsverzeichnis, manuscript acquisitions list, no. 99; Katalog der Fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna 1873, p. 45, no. 371, as by Riber; J. Falke, Katalog der fürstlich Liechtensteinischen Bilder-Galerie im Gartenpalais der Rossau zu Wien, Vienna 1885, p. 7, no. 41, as by Ribera; August L. Mayer, Jusepe de Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto), Leipzig 1908, p. 195, as by a student or imitator of Ribera (listed under “Schulbilder, Nachahmungen”; A. Kronfeld, Führer durch die Fürstlich Liechtensteinsche Gemäldegalerie in Wien, 2nd ed. Vienna 1929, p. 13, no. 41; 3rd ed. Vienna 1931, p. 16, no. 41., as by Ribera; Juan Antonio Gaya Nuño, La pintura española fuera de España; historia y catálogo, Madrid 1958, p. 279, no. 2312, as by Ribera; Craig McFadyen Felton, Jusepe de Ribera; A Catalogue Raisonne, unpub. Ph.D diss., Pittsburgh 1971, p. 619, cat. no. X519, as an unaccepted attribution to Ribera; Francesco Petrucci, 'Beinaschi tra Roma e Napoli', in Vincenzo Pacelli and Francesco Petrucci, Giovanni Battista Beinaschi; pittore barocco tra Roma e Napoli, Rome 2011, pp. 51-52, fig. 65, as by Beinaschi; Antonio Gesino, in Vincenzo Pacelli and Francesco Petrucci, Giovanni Battista Beinaschi; pittore barocco tra Roma e Napoli, Rome 2011, pp. 271-272, cat. no. B1,ill., as by Beinaschi

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