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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 604

    Follower of Simon Vouet

    Apollo and a nymph with two river gods

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Follower of Simon Vouet
    Apollo and a nymph with two river gods
    numbered '16' and '168'
    black chalk, brown wash, watermark encircled lamb
    14 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (36 x 27.7 cm.)


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    After figures from Vouet's painting on the ceiling of the Library at the Hôtel Séguier, which was engraved by Michel Dorigny in 1640. The composition of the present drawing reverses that of the engraving, and the artist has added a figure between the nymph and the river god who does not appear in the original painting (W.R. Crelly, The Painting of Simon Vouet, New Haven and London, 1962, fig. 145).

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is sold unframed.