The famous composer Andrew Lloyd Webber saw it on sale for £50 in an antique shop in the early 1960s. He was not able to buy it because his grandmother did not like the painting and she refused to lend him the money.
The painting appeared in the 1997 movie Life is Beautiful. It was one of the many artworks kept in Eliseo’s storeroom.
The cover of Vogue’s December 2013 issue featured Jessica Chastain posing as Flaming June.