|Detail from Apulian krater attributed to the Baltimore painter.|
But what were the collecting histories prior to 1991? Research by Christos Tsirogiannis has suggested three other previous holders: one in Switzerland and the other in London. At least one had apparently passed through the well-documented Athena Fund II managed by Hesperia Arts Auction Ltd. in 1990.
Why has the New York gallery failed to mention Athena Fund II? And what about the earlier handlers?