John Proctor Anderdon


The Triumph of David

The Triumph of David by the Studio of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri called Guercino. Oil on canvas 137cm x 180.5cm.

Part of the collection of Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish, and Dutch pictures owned by John Proctor Anderson and sold on 15 May 1847 by Christie & Manson.

For a description of the painting and an image of it see Burghley Collections, accessed 3 Oct., 2017.

Thanks to Allyson Take for help with compiling this entry.


According to the Burghley Collections website, provenance is as follows: The painting was commissioned by Cardinal Colonna in 1636 and recorded in the artist’s account book for August 10th, 1637. It remained in the Palazzo Colonna until the end of the 18th century, went to Farley Hall in the 1790’s and was sold to Lord Exeter (for £400) in 1847.

Further Information

Current Location
4th George Room, Burghley Collections, Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, PE9 3JY
Dispersal Date
15th May 1847
Current Owner
Burghley House Preservation Trust
Auction House
Christie and Mason (Christie’s)
Auction Catalogue?
Catalogue Title

The Celebrated and Very Important Collection of Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish, and Dutch Pictures, of John Proctor Anderdon, Esq., F.R.S. (1847)