THE EXPULSION OF HELIODORUS FROM THE TEMPLE
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CAVALLINO, BERNARDO

THE EXPULSION OF HELIODORUS FROM THE TEMPLE

Around 1650

copper, oil

62 x 88 cm

Inv.: 725

Signature on the rump of a horse presented as a polygonal monogram: BC.

It numbers among the artist's most outstanding works. In the past it was held to be a work of the French pаinter Sébastien Bourdon. P. Rosenberg (1968) attributed it to Cavallino. The painting Mucius Scaevola before Porsenna in the Kimbell Art Museum at Fort Worth belongs to the same series. A preliminary drawing relating to the painting in the Pushkin Museum was sold at a Colnaga auction in London.

Provenance: in the collection of G.M.Feitelberg (Moscow) till 1918; later in the State Museums Foundation and the Rumyantsev Museum; in the Pushkin Museum since 1924.

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