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Eros destroying the shafts of Cupid
(17th century)

oil on canvas
105.0 × 139.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939
Gallery location
Not on display

Collection of Henry Pelham-Clinton (1864–1928), 7th Duke of Newcastle, Clumber Park, near Worksop, Nottinghamshire, before 1928; by descent to his brother Francis Pelham-Clinton-Hope (1866–1941), 8th Duke of Newcastle, 1928; his collection, Clumber Park, 1928–37; by whom sold, Pictures from Clumber Inherited by Lord Lincoln under the Will of the 7th Duke of Newcastle, Christie's, London, 4 June 1937, no. 78 as by Reni; from where purchased by Adams (dealer?), London, 1937; from whom purchased by R.E.A. (Ted) Wilson (dealer), London, 1937; from whom purchased by Howard Spensley (c. 1870–1938), 1937; his collection, London and Bedfordshire, England, 1937-38; by whom bequeathed to NGV, 1939.