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    Sale 2820

    Old Master and 19th Century Art

    6 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 42

    Attributed to Lambert Suavius (Amsterdam c. 1515/20-1568)

    Aeneas rescuing his father Anchises from the burning city of Troy

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    Attributed to Lambert Suavius (Amsterdam c. 1515/20-1568)
    Aeneas rescuing his father Anchises from the burning city of Troy
    oil on panel
    102.2 x 77.2 cm.


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    The composition is based on Rafael's fresco The Fire in the Borgo in the Vatican.

    Other versions of this composition exist, one by Lambert Suavius in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht and another by Ludger Tom Ring in the
    Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Münster. This painting is larger than
    the Utrecht picture by Suavius and has extensive underdrawing
    indicating that it could indeed be the prime version of the composition by Suavius; Nicole Dacos has suggested that there is close relationship between the two works (written communication, 29 November 1999).

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    Exhibited

    Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Stichting Victor I: De brand van Troje door Lambert Sauvius, ca. 1550, 12 December-18 April 2004, no. 3.