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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 311

    Attributed to Joseph Goupy (Nevers 1693-1782 London)

    Zeuxis painting Helena, after Solimena

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Joseph Goupy (Nevers 1693-1782 London)
    Zeuxis painting Helena, after Solimena
    pastel and bodycolour
    16 x 19 in. (374 x 475 mm.)


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    After a composition by Francesco Solimena of which at least four versions are known (N. Spinosa, 'More unpublished works by Francesco Solimena', Burlington Magazine, CXXI, 1979, p. 212). The present pastel seems to copy the picture on copper at Chatsworth after which Goupy executed a signed work in bodycolour on vellum, 280 x 368 mm., Christie's, London, 7 July 1998, lot 235.

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