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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    Charles Landelle (Laval 1821-1908 Chennevières-sur-Marne)

    Study for The Beautitudes

    Price Realised  

    Charles Landelle (Laval 1821-1908 Chennevières-sur-Marne)
    Study for The Beautitudes
    pencil, inscribed in an arched top, with a rectangular sheet inserted over the two figures on the right
    16 7/8 x 11 in. (427 x 278 mm.)


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    Prepatory for Landelle's 1851 painting, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Laval (Charles Landelle (1821-1908): Exposition Rétrospective, exhib. cat., Laval, Musée Vieux-Château et Chapelle Saint-Julien, 1987, no. 18). A second painting with the same title formed a pendant. There are some changes between the drawing and the painting, notably in the expressions and positions of the faces of the second and third figures from the right.