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The temptation of Christ

oil on canvas
75.5 × 55.0 cm
inscribed in brown paint l.c.l.: Ary Scheffer / 1854
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1886
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Gallery location
Not on display

Collection of John Farnworth (d. c. 1869), Woolton, near Liverpool, by c. 1869; Estate of John Farnworth, until 1874; included in Farnworth sale, Christie's London, 18 May 1874, no. 69; from where purchased by Agnew's (dealer), London, 1874; sold to E. M. Buxton, 1874; collection of E. M. Buxton, 1874-79; with Agnew's (dealer), London, by 1879; sold to William Graham (1817–85), 1879; collection of William Graham, Glasgow, until 1885; included in William Graham sale, Christie's, London, 2–10 April 1886 (sold 2 April), no. 83; from where purchased, by Alfred Taddy Thompson, for the NGV, 1886.