Cephalus and Procris

Godfried Schalcken (Dutch, Made 1643–1706 The Hague)

probably 1680s
Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 31 3/8 in. (64.8 x 79.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1974
Accession Number:
  • Catalogue Entry


  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (upper left): G. Schalcken

  • Provenance

    ?sale, Hobbs, London, May 10, 1763, no. 93, as "Scalkin [sic], Cephalus and Procris, Highly finished," for £2.15.0; Charles Ingram, 9th Viscount Irwin, Temple Newsam House, Leeds (by 1770–d. 1778); Frances Gibson Shepheard Ingram, Viscountess Irwin, Temple Newsam House (1778–d. 1807); her daughter, Isabella Ingram Shepheard Seymour, Marchioness of Hertford, Temple Newsam House (1807–d. 1834; inv., 1808, no. 28); her sister, Frances Ingram Shepheard, Lady William Gordon, Temple Newsam House (1834–d. 1841); her nephew, Hugo Charles Meynell Ingram, Temple Newsam House (1841–d. 1869; inv., ca. 1862); his son, Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram, Temple Newsam House (1869–d. 1871); his widow, Emily Charlotte Wood, the Honorable Mrs. Meynell Ingram, Temple Newsam House (1871–d. 1904); her nephew, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, later 3rd Viscount Halifax, later Earl of Halifax, Temple Newsam House (1904–22; his sale, Robinson, Fisher & Harding, Temple Newsam, Leeds, July 26–31, 1922, no. 1275); [Spiller, London, until 1946; sold to Calmann]; [Hans Calmann, London, 1946–at least 1971; sale, Christie's, London, March 7, 1958, no. 154, for £35 to Johnson, bought in; sale, Christie's, London, October 15, 1971, no. 129, for 220 gns. to Arnold, bought in; sold to Hazlitt]; [Hazlitt Gallery, London, by 1973–74; sold to MMA]

  • Exhibition History

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 18, 2007–January 6, 2008, no catalogue.

  • References

    Arthur Young. A Six Months Tour through the North of England. London, 1770, vol. 1, p. 391, as "In the blue damask dressing-room [of Temple Newsam House]. . . 'Cephalus and Procris,' Fine" [no artist name given].

    J. P. Neale. Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen, in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. 5, London, 1822, unpaginated, lists it under "Pictures at Temple Newsam".

    Jones' Views of the Seats, Mansions, Castles, etc. of Noblemen & Gentlemen, in England. London, 1829–[31?], vol. 2, p. 28, lists it as at Temple Newsam.

    "Notable Works of Art now on the Market (advertising supplement)." Burlington Magazine 115 (December 1973), not paginated, pl. XLV, as the property of the Hazlitt Gallery, London.

    Thierry Beherman. Godfried Schalcken. [Paris], 1988, pp. 111–13, no. 28, ill. (color), dates it 1685–90.

    Walter Liedtke. Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2007, vol. 1, p. xi; vol. 2, pp. 822–24, no. 191, colorpl. 191, as probably "from the 1680s, when Schalcken worked in Dordrecht".

    Esmée Quodbach. "The Age of Rembrandt: Dutch Paintings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 65 (Summer 2007), p. 22.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History