Allegory of Touch (or Carneades with the Bust of Paniscus)

Luca Giordano, Italian, 1632 - 1705

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about 1658-1660

Oil on canvas

Overall: 50 × 40 3/16 in. (127 × 102 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the Florence and Lansing Porter Moore 1937 Fund, and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

P.999.51

Geography

Place Made: Italy, Europe

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Nazi-Era Provenance Research

Painting

On view

Course History

ARTH 45, Southern Baroque Art, Joy Kenseth, Spring 2014

Exhibition History

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Exhibition of Spanish Old Masters, Grafton Galleries, London, England, October 1913-January 1914, no. 190, fig. 10, as Ribera.

From Altarpiece to Portrait: Assembling a European Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-September 6, 2020.

I Cinque Sensi nell'Arte, Centro culturale, Citta di Cremona Santa Maria della Pieta, Italy, September 21, 1996-January 12, 1997.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 12, 2002-December 20, 2005.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20, 2009-present.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20.2006-January 14, 2008.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 2, 2000-October 10, 2001.

Los Cinco Sentidos y el Arte, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain, February-April 1997.

Luca Giordano 1634-1705, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, November 4, 2001-January 20, 2002.

Master Paintings 1350-1800, Colnaghi & Company, New York, New York, 1989-1990.

Painting in Naples 1606-1705 from Caravaggio to Giordano, Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte; Royal Academy of Arts, London, England, October 2-December 12, 1982; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 13-May 1, 1983.

Paintings by Luca Giordano, Heim Gallery, London, England, June 20-August 29, 1975, nos. 1-4.

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachussets, March 15, 2016-June 30, 2018.

Publication History

Los Cinco Sentidos, Madrid: Museo Nacional del Prado, 1997, p. 182, ill.

Sylvia Ferino-Pagden, ed., Immagini del sentire. I cinque sensi nell'arte, Italy: Leonardo arte, 1996, p. 156, ill.

Oreste Ferrari and Giuseppe Scavizzi, Luca Giordano: l'opera completa, Naples: Electa Napoli, 1992, 2 volumes, I, no. A 132, pl. XX (in color), II, fig. 209.

Donald Garstang, ed., Master Paintings 1350-1800, London; New York: P & D Colnaghi, 1989, pp. 68-70, ill. (color).

Clovis Whitfield and Jane Martineau, eds. Painting in Naples 1606-1705 from Caravaggio to Giordano, London: Royal Academy of Arts (in association with Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London), 1982, no. 61, pp. 169-170, ill. p. 170.

Heim Gallery, Paintings by Luca Giordano, London: Heim Gallery, 1975, Heim exhibition catalogues: no.22.

August L. Mayer, Jusepe de Ribera (Lo Spagnoletto) von August L. Mayer..., Leipzig: Karl W. Hiersemann, 1923, p. 78, 204, first attributed to Luca Giordano.

Grafton Galleries, Catalogue of the Exhibition of Spanish Old Masters in Support of National Gallery Funds and for the Benefit of the Sociedads de Amigos del Arte Espanola, London: Grafton Galleries, 1913, as Ribera.

Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici e Storici de Napoli, Luca Giordano 1634-1704, Napoli: Electa Napoli, 2001, ill. p. 73.

Electa Napoli, Luca Giordano 1634-1705, Italy: Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali, 2001, 390 pp., no. 133, color ill. p. 353.

T. Barton Thurber, Twenty Years of Building a Collection: The Hood Museum of Art, Apollo (Vol. 162, no. 526), December 2005, London: Apollo Magazine, 2005, pp. 46-53, ill. p.49.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 56-57, ill. p.57, no. 18.

Harold Thorsrud, Ancient Scepticism, Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishing Limited, 2008, pp. 68-69, cover ill.

Jacqueline Lichtenstein, The Blind Spot: An Essay on the Relations between Painting and Sculpture in the Modern Age, Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2008, ill. p. 109.

Richard Bett, Editor, The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, Cover ill.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 95, ill. plate no. 26.

Provenance

Carvalho collection, Chateau de Villandry, Tours, France; Paris sale, no. 42, February 7, 1879; sold to Laperlier collection (as Ribera), Paris; Galerie Manzi-Joyant, sale, no. 66, December 9, 1912; sold to Henri Rouart collection (as Rivera), Paris; Stanley Moss and Co., Inc., Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York; sold to present collection, 1999.

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