Guido Reni
Joseph and Potiphar's Wife. Circa 1626

Oil on canvas
227×195 cm
Held in the collection of the Vorontsov-Dashkovs (St Petersburg), transferred to the Hermitage in 1920
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Cesare Malvasia (1678), biographer of the artists of Bologna, mentions several pictures by Guido Reni on this subject: in the 17th century one of them was in the Gallery of Marquis Ferdinando Cospi and another belonged to Cardinal Jan Carlo Demidici and was held in his palace near Florence. The Moscow picture would appear to be one of these two; the second is in the collection of Viscount Coke at Holkham Hall (Norfolk, England). A group of drawings relating to this composition is known to exist.

Go to the full description on "Italian painting in VIII-XX centuries" catalogue.
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Guido Reni