The Flight into Egypt

Luca Giordano (Italian, 1634-1705)
The Flight into Egypt, ca. 1682

oil on canvas
61 7/8 x 90 3/4 in (157 x 231 cm)
Gift of Nicholas Acquvella to the IU Art Museum, 75.123

Provenance

ca. 1721-1736, Lord Derby Collection, presumably purchased in Italy by Hamlet Winstanley on behalf of James Stanley, the 10th Earl, Knowsley Hall, Prescot (England)

ca. 1736-1776, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Edward Stanley, 11th Earl

ca. 1776-1834, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl

ca. 1834-1851, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Edward Smith-Stanley II, 13th Earl

ca. 1851-1869, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Edward Geoffrey Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl

ca. 1869-1893, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl

ca.1893-1940, Lord Derby Collection, inherited along with Knowsley Hall by Frederick Arthur Stanley, 16th Earl, and last owned by Edward John Stanley, 18th Earl of Derby (1918-1994), Knowsley Hall, Prescot (England)

ca. 1932, Earl of Derby Collection, Derby House (Stratford Place), London

July 26,1940, Sale, "Pictures by Old Masters, Decorative Furniture, and Works of Art, The Property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Derby, K.G.," Christie's, London (no. 11)

unknown dates, John Maher Collection, Enniscorthy, Ireland (presumably purchased from the Lord Derby Sale)

ca.1965-1975, Nicholas Acquavella Gallery, New York (presumably purchased from Mr. Maher)

1975, Gift to the IU Art Museum from Nicholas Acquavella


Exhibitions

December 13,1965-January 8, 1966, , "The Christmas Story in Art," The IBM Gallery, New York (cat. no. 17), lent by Nicholas Acquavella Gallery

Catalogue Raisonné

Oreste Ferrari and Giuseppe Scavizzi. Luca Giordano. L'opera completa (Milan: Electa, 1992)pg. 305, fig. 425

Remarks

Provenance research on this work is ongoing, and this record will be updated as more information becomes available.