• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 184

    Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-1674 Paris) and Studio

    Adam and Eve lamenting the Death of Abel

    Price Realised  

    Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-1674 Paris) and Studio
    Adam and Eve lamenting the Death of Abel
    oil on canvas
    51¾ x 68 in. (131.4 x 172.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    (Possibly) Estate of the artist, and by inheritance to his nephew,
    Jean Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681).
    Cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763-1839).
    Anonymous sale [Un amateur]; Paris, 30 April 1840, lot 17 (dimensions unspecified).
    Moret [Tableaux anciens provenant de la galerie du Cardinal Fesch et composant celle de M. Moret]; Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, 12 February 1857, lot 49 (sold for 600 francs).
    Jules Burat (d. 1885); (+), Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 28-29 April 1885, lot 33 (sold for 130 francs).
    Anonymous sale [Madame X]; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 June 1901, lot 28 (dimensions unspecified, 'importante composition').
    Private collection, Carmaux, département du Tarn, France; Christie's, Monaco, 7 December 1987, lot 97.


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    Please note that this lot will be sold without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Literature

    (Possibly) Postmortem inventory of the estate of the artist, published in Nouvelles archives de l'art français, 1892, p. 186, no. 66 and p. 199, no. 68.
    (Possibly) Postmortem inventory of Jean-Baptiste Champaigne, cited in Dorival 1976 (see infra, II, p. 139, under no. 251).
    S. Horsin-Deon, L'Artiste, Paris, 1861, II, p. 233 ff.
    B. Dorival, Philippe de Champaigne, 1602-1674: La vie, l'oeuvre, et le catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1976, II, p. 139, under no. 251 (as 'une autre étude [for the work in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna] que l'on suite dans les diverses ventes parisiennes du XIXe siècle') and p. 204, no. 439 (under 'Oeuvres connues par les textes').
    B. Dorival, Supplément au catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Philippe de Champaigne, Paris, 1992, p. 33, no. 22, fig. 22 (as a small replica of the painting in Vienna, with partially incorrect provenance data).