Inv. n°: MMoCA101MA

The Philosopher Diogenes Throwing Down his Bowl


h. 141 x w. 125 cm

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765)

Oil on canvas


  • Beenham Court, near Newbury
  • Christie’s London, "Ancient and Modern pictures and drawings removed from Beenham Court, Newbury", London, 11th May 1928, lot 128
  • Sold by the Galerie Colnaghi to a European Financial institution, London
  • Sotheby’s ex private collection, New York, 22nd May 1997, lot 178
  • Consigned by the buyer at the above to Christie's, Old Masters and 19th century paintings, drawings and watercolours, New York, 26th January 2011, lot 38
  • Acquired at Galerie Eric Coatalem, TEFAF Maastricht, Paris, 18th March 2011, The expert Ferdinando Arisi confirmed the authenticity of this work in his dated July 29th, 1994 letter.


  • Christie's, Ancient and Modern Pictures and Drawings Removed from Beenham Court, Newbury, London, 11th May 1928, lot 128
  • Christie's, Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours, New York, 26th January 2011, lot 38
  • D. Alberge, "Rubens and Neo-Classical Art" in M. Merrony (ed.), Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins, France, 2011, p. 300, fig. 11
  • P. Weideger et al., Celebrating the Best Twenty Five years of TEFAF Maastricht, Christian Levett - a Museum of his Own, The European Fine Art Foundation, 2012, p. 66
  • M. Merrony, Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins, La Collection Famille Levett, 2012, p. 91
  • F. Arisi, Gian Paolo Panini E I fasti della Roma del '700, Ugo Bozzi, Rome, p. 415, no. 369


  • TEFAF Maastricht, 18th March 2011 — 27th March 2011
  • Musée d'Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), Mougins, France, from June 2011

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