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    Sale 1986

    Important Old Master Paintings Part I And Part II

    15 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 347

    Attributed to Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin Paris 1774-1833 Rome

    Sappho

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin Paris 1774-1833 Rome
    Sappho
    oil on canvas
    32¼ x 27½ in. 82 x 70 cm.


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    We are grateful to Mme. Bottineau for proposing this painting as an autograph early work by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, dateable to the closing years of the eighteenth century. She notes the existence of a similar female nude by the artist in the Hermitage Museum and compares it to the slightly larger unfinished canvas, La Jalousie, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Angers.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 28 October 1999, lot 456.