About This Artwork

Northern Italian (Verona?)

Phaeton Driving the Chariot of Phoebus, 1475/1500

Tempera or distemper on canvas
55.3 x 55.6 cm (21 3/4 x 21 13/16 in.)

George F. Harding Collection, 1984.27

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

American Art Sales (Washington D.C., 1924), p. 7.

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri, Census of Pre-Nineteenth-Century Italian Paintings in North American Public Collections (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972), pp. 249, 474, 572.

Christopher Lloyd, Italian Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1993), pp. 82–85, ill.

Hans-Joachim Eberhardt, "Sulle tracce degli affreschi scomparsi di Sant'Anastasia" in Pisanello, ed. Paola Marini, exh. cat. Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, 1996, pp. 178, 181, ill. (detail).

Marcella Morongiu, ‘Currus aurigi paterni’: Fetonte nel Rinascimento. Modelli antichi e fortuna del mito nell’arte dei secoli XVII–XVIII (Lugano, 2008), pp. 56-57, fig. 14.

Mattia Vinco in Carl Brandon Strehlke and Machtelt Brüggen Israëls, The Bernard and Mary Berenson Collection of European Paintings at I Tatti, Milan, 2015, p. 464, fig. 70.1.

Ownership History

Paolo Paolini, Rome; sold American Art Galleries, New York, December 10–11, 1924, no. 94 (ill.), as Parentino, for $650 to George F. Harding, Jr. [buyer according to The George F. Harding Museum papers, Art Institute Archives; price according to American Art Sales 1924]; George F. Harding, Jr. (died 1939), Chicago, from 1924; bequeathed to the George F. Harding Museum, Chicago, 1939; offered for sale Sotheby’s, New York, December 2, 1976, no. 95 (ill.), withdrawn; transferred to the Art Institute, 1982; accessioned 1984.




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