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Esther Before Ahasuerus, ca. 1758

  • Lorenzo de Caro, Italian, active ca. 1740-1762

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 15 1/4 × 19 1/2 inches (38.7 × 49.6 cm)
  • 32 × 24 1/2 × 2 3/16 inches (81.3 × 62.2 × 5.6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund; gifts from Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher, and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb by exchange

1984.21

1930, Deswaef (Genoa, Italy)

Prince Mdivani [d. 1935] (Paris, France)

private collection (California, USA)

1984, (Piero Corsini, New York, New York, USA)

1984-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report (1984): p. 15 (fig. 14). "La Chronique des Arts, Principales Acquisitions des Musées en 1984." Gazette des Beaux-Arts, suppl., no. 1394 (March 1985): p. 37, pl. 210. Spinosa, N. Pittura Napoletana del Settecento dal Rococò al Classicismo. Naples, 1987, pp. 69, 72, cat. 12; p. 178 (figs. 19-20). Bissell, R.W., A. Derstine, A. and D. Miller. Masters of Italian Baroque Painting: the Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2005, pp. 11, 44-47. Caro, G. de, M. Marini, R. Pinto. Lorenzo De Caro Pittore del '700 Napoletano Salerno/Milan, 2005, pp. 117, 119, 148. Derstine, Andria. "The Detroit Institute of Arts and Italian Baroque Painting." In Buying Baroque: Italian Seventeenth-Century Paintings Come to America, ed. Edgar Peters Bowron. University Park, 2017, p. 102.

Lorenzo de Caro, Esther Before Ahasuerus, ca. 1758, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford II Fund and General Membership Fund, et al., 1984.21.