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Sophonisba receiving the poison

Sophonisba receiving the poison
(c. 1675)

oil on canvas
143.8 × 259.0 cm
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1968
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Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
History and Legend Human Figures Relationships and Interactions
Subjects (specific)
armour (protective wear) domestics (servants) jugs (vessels) poison queens (people) Sophonisba staffs (staff weapon components) suicides

Collection of the Principi Antici Mattei family, Rome collection of the Conti Gaetani, Rome exhibited Studio d'Arte Palma, Rome, Mostra di pittori italiani del seicento, December 1944 – February 1945, no 20 with Colnaghi (dealer), London by 1968 purchased from Colnaghi on the advice of Dr. Mary Woodall, with Sir Michael Levey and Signor Giovanni Carandente, for the Felton Bequest, 1968.