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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 2

    Flemish School, 16th Century

    The Rape of Persephone

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Flemish School, 16th Century
    The Rape of Persephone
    oil on panel
    22 x 33 in. (55.8 x 83.8 cm.)


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    There was a tondo-shaped, brown ink and wash drawing by Lelio Orsi, closely related to the present work, sold at Sotheby's, London, 9 April 1981, lot 73.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    with Wildenstein, Paris, by 1939.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    A. Watt, 'Notes from Paris', Apollo, XXXI, no. 182, February 1940, p. 46, as 'Attributed to the Master of the Prodigal Son'.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Wildenstein, L'École de Fontainebleau, December 1939, no. 17, as 'Attributed to the Master of the Prodigal Son'.
    New York, Wildenstein, The School of Fontainebleau, 31 October-30 November 1940, no. 18, as 'School of Fontainebleau'.
    Denver, Art Museum, Art Tells the Story, 1 March-26 April 1953, as 'French artist of the Fontainebleau School'.