Oil painting on canvas (grisaille) (circular), A (Grecian/Roman) Wedding: washing the Feet, British (English) School. Round grisaille painting depicting scenes from an ancient Greek wedding- this one the third of a series of four - washing the bride's feet. Derived from Nova Nupta, in Pietro Santo Bartoli, 'Admiranda Romanarum Antiquitatum' (1693), fig. 59, from relief In aedibus DD de Valle - also simplified and in reverse of fig. 71 - entitled: SPONSA FLAMMEO LACRIMAS DETERGIT VNCTRIX VIRGINIS PEDES SPONGIA OBLINIT AD HIBITO ALABASTRI VNGENTO AC IVNONIS VNXIAE NVMAE.
Recorded in the Hall by 1769; bought with part of the contents of Kedleston Hall with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) in 1986 when the house and park were given to the National Trust by Francis Curzon, 3rd Viscount Scarsdale (1924-2000)
Kedleston Hall, The Scarsdale Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1987)
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British (English) School, artist