'Neptune and Glaucus' shows Neptune striding across a large shell, with sea-god Glaucus between his legs.
Neptune and Glaucus by Gianlorenzo Bernini, 1622
© V&A Picture Library
- 186 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £15,000)
- Acquired in:
- Lord Yarborough
Commissioned circa 1622 for Cardinal Montalto for Villa Montalto, to go at end of large fishpond (designed for Sixtus V).
Cardinal Montalto; purchased 1696 by Cardinal Negroni; sold in 1784 to a speculator; sold in 1786 to Thomas Jenkins, an English banker and purchased by Sir Joshua Reynolds for 700 guineas; sold to Charles Pelham, Lord Yarborough, in 1794 for 500 guineas.