A Religious Ceremony on the Accession of Ferdinand IV to the throne of Naples, 1759

Creation date
oil on canvas
29-3/8 x 39-1/4 in.
Credit line
Gift of Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt
Accession number
Not Currently On View
Deaccessioned on
June 18th, 2008
Transfer notes
Sold on 6/17/2009 in the Interiors sale (Lot 23); Offered on 1/28/2009 in the Important Old Master Paintings sale (Lot 79) - unsold
Secondary example 
Auction Sale Price - $22000
Possibly Ferdinand Blumenthal [1847-1914], New York, later Paris, by 1914; {1} possibly by inheritance to his widow Cecilia Blumenthal [1863-1927], later Duchesse de Montmorency, Paris, and by descent to her son, Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt, né Cecil Blumenthal [d. 1965], Rome, Paris and Santa Barbara; {2} given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1962 (62.175).

{1}It is possible that Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt inherited these paintings from his father's collection although this information has not been verified. Both Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt and his brother inherited their father's art collection after the death of their parents. {2} Before his death in 1965, Count Cecil Pecci-Blunt, with the assistance of Wildenstein & Co, New York, dispersed a number of paintings from the Blumenthal collection, several of which can be found in U.S. Museums, such as the National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown. For details on the family, see Trinity Fine Art, New York (Dealer Catalogue No. 30), Six Paintings from the Blumenthal Collection, New York, 2008, p. 6-7.
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