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    Sale 2249

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part II

    30 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 288

    French School, first quarter, 18th Century

    God the Father, after Michelangelo

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    French School, first quarter, 18th Century
    God the Father, after Michelangelo
    black, red and white chalk
    9½ x 13½in. (241 x 343 mm.); and Jean-Robert Ango, Saint Cecilia playing the organ (2)


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    The French School drawing was aquired as a work by Rubens and was later attributed to Watteau by J. Mathey. It is after Michelangelo's fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Rome. Rubens did a drawing of this same subject in red chalk now in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool of which the present sheet and another in the Národní Galerie in Prague are copies (Logan and Plomp, p. 308). There is also a lithograph of the composition by J.C. Lödel.

    Provenance

    Van Parys (L. 2531).
    Anonymous sale; Ketterer, Stuttgart, sale no. 487, 1953 (as by Peter Paul Rubens) (1).


    Literature

    P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, Antoine Watteau 1684-1721: catalogue raisonné des dessins, Milan, 1996, III, R 143 (described as 'typiquement flamand').
    A.-M. Logan and M.C. Plomp, exhib. cat., Peter Paul Rubens: The Drawings, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2005, p. 308, under no. 115 (1).


    Exhibited

    Binghamtom, University Art Gallery, State University of New York at Binghamton and elsewhere, Drawings from the Held Collection, 1970, no. 75 (as Antoine Watteau) (1).