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Martyrdom of St Lawrence

oil on canvas
206.2 × 154.5 cm irreg. (image) 207.5 × 155.2 cm (canvas)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Allan and Maria Myers and Andrew Sisson, 2006
Gallery location
17th to 18th Century European Paintings Gallery
Level 2, NGV International
Probably the original altarpiece from the High Altar at the Church of San Lorenzo in Lucina, Rome, prior to 1675; with [Tito] Gagliardi (dealer), Florence, 1836; from whom purchased by Count Anatole Nikolaievich Demidov (1813–70), 1st Prince of San Donato (created 1840), 1836; Demidov Collection, Villa San Donato, Florence, and St Petersburg, Russia(?), 1836–70; included in Collections de San Donato, troisième vente : tableaux anciens des écoles espagnole, flamande, italienne et allemande et marbres (third Demidov sale), Charles Pillet & Francis Petit, Paris 3-4 March 1870, no. 199 (sold for 4000 Fr.); from where purchased by J. Gustave Lebaudy (1827–89), 1870; collection of Gustave Lebaudy, Chateau de Rosny, Rosny-sur-Seine, France, 1870–89; probably by descent to his son, Paul Lebaudy (1858–1937), remaining at Chateau de Rosny, Rosny-sur-Seine, until his death in 1937; possibly by descent to Pierre Joseph Marie Lebaudy (1865–1929), until 1929, remaining at Chateau de Rosny, Rosny-sur-Seine, until 1955; collection of André Marie (1897–1974, Prime Minister of France 1948), Paris, by 1960s– 1974; included in the second André Marie sale, Tableaux anciens, objets d'art et de bel ameublement principalement du XVIIIe siècle, Palais des Consuls, Rouen, 4-5 November 1975, no. 199 as Le martyr de Saint Laurent, attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (double lot with pendant, Le martyr de Saint Barthelemy (The Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew); from where purchased by Trafalgar Galleries (dealer), London, 1975–76; from where purchased by Azby Fund, New Orleans, 1976–92; sold to Atlantis Trust, London, 1992–2005; re-purchased by Azby Fund, New Orleans, 2005; by which consigned to Important Old Master Pictures sale, Christie's, London, 7 December 2006, no. 62; from where purchased by NGV, 2006.