• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 291

    François Lemoyne (Paris 1688-1737)

    Christ healing the blind man

    Price Realised  

    François Lemoyne (Paris 1688-1737)
    Christ healing the blind man
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 31 7/8 in. (64.8 x 81 cm.)


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    Several existing works relate to the present lot: a painting, started by Lemoyne and completed by Charles Natoire in 1738 (Arles, Hôtel de Ville; oil on canvas, 141¾ x 161 3/8 inches); a preparatory drawing for the present lot (Poitiers, Musée des Beaux-Arts; pen and ink with black chalk heightened with white gouache on grayish paper, 9½ x 14 inches); and individual figure studies made in preparation for this painting (Paris, Cabinet des Dessins, Louvre).

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 15 December 1986, lot 32.
    with Stair Sainty Matthiesen, New York.


    Pre-Lot Text

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