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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 156

    Gérard de Lairesse (Liège 1640-1711 Amsterdam)

    Nymphs and Bacchantes paying homage at the temple of Flora

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    Gérard de Lairesse (Liège 1640-1711 Amsterdam)
    Nymphs and Bacchantes paying homage at the temple of Flora
    signed 'G. de Lairesse f' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    56¼ x 75½ in. (142.9 x 191.7 cm.)


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    Considered by Roy (oc. cit.) to be an important work within Lairesse's oeuvre, he dates it to circa 1667-70 by comparison with works such as the Golden Age (Potsdam, Sanssouci) and the Apollo and the Muses (St. Petersburg, Hermitage). A drawing after the picture (pen and wash; 29.1 x 38 cm.) is in the Staatliche Museen, Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin (inv. 13118).

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    Provenance

    Jean-Baptiste Lebrun, by 1809.
    Anonymous sale; Rheims, 4 March 1990, lot 209 (sold to the present owner).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (lots 140, 142, 156, 160,, 162, 162-165, 173, 201, 204, 213, 261)


    Literature

    J.-B. Lebrun, Recueil de gravures au trait, à l'eau forte et ombrée d'après un choix de tableaux de toutes les écoles, Paris, 1809, p. 86, fig. 162.
    A. Roy, Gérard de Lairesse, Paris, 1992, p. 217, no. P.30 (illustrated).