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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 225

    Jose Maria Vázquez active 1785-1819

    Judith beheading Holofernes

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jose Maria Vázquez active 1785-1819
    Judith beheading Holofernes
    signed and dated 'Jose Ma/Vasquez Pt/Ao 1810'
    oil on copper
    21 5/8 x 16 3/8 in. 55 x 41.5 cm.
    TRUESDELL COLLECTION


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    The present lot relates to a lost composition by Rubens of Judith and Holofernes completed in 1609. This configuration of the scene is only known to us through an engraving done after the original painting by Cornelius Galle.

    Provenance

    with Galeria La Granja, México D.F., from where purchased by the present owner, 20 January 1977.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell