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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 209

    Eustache Le Sueur (Paris 1616-1655) and Studio

    The Deposition

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    Eustache Le Sueur (Paris 1616-1655) and Studio
    The Deposition
    oil on canvas, shaped top, the spandrels made up
    62½ x 75½ in. (158.8 x 191.8 cm.)


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    Preparatory drawings for this composition are in the Louvre Cabinet des Dessins and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. Mérot (op. cit.), dating this work circa 1647, records a reference of 1690, stating that a picture by Le Sueur of this subject was sketched out for Buron, a surgeon living on the Ile de Notre Dame, and then finished by 'M. Goussey', possibly the artist Thomas Goussé.

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    Literature

    A. Mérot, Eustache Le Sueur, Paris, 2000, p. 228, no. 76, fig. 268.