28 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
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.
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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.
with Galeria La Granja, México D.F., from where purchased by the present owner, 20 January 1977.
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Clifford Ambrose Truesdell
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