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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Huet I (Paris 1745-1811)

    Leda and the swan

    Price Realised  

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    Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Huet I (Paris 1745-1811)
    Leda and the swan
    with signature 'F Boucher 1734' (centre left)
    oil on panel
    9 3/8 x 13 in. (23.8 x 33 cm.)


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    The present work relates to the picture by François Boucher in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

    Sold with a copy of a letter from Professor Justus Müller Hofstede, dated 20th November 1991, suggesting the attribution to Jean-Baptiste Huet I.

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    Provenance

    Bradley W. Palmer, U.S.A., until 1984, when given to
    The Lamont Art Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (LOT 199)