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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137


    DIANA, 1930S

    Price Realised  


    Diana, 1930s
    oil and white gold leaf on canvas
    72½ x 75 in. (184.2 x 190.5 cm.)
    signed Fernand Hertenberger

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    Hertenberger's depiction of the goddess Diana - usually known as the goddess of the hunt - in this painting as surrounded by babies and crocuses refers to her as the protectress of the unborn and newly born. The moon in the background hints at her connection with the lunar cycle.

    Fernand Hertenberger was a painter and illlustrator and a pupil of Tony Robert-Fleury and Déchenaud. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes in Paris and illustrated Là-bas by Huysmans and Colonel Chabert by Balzac.

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