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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 212

    Russian School, 18th Century, after Philippe de Champaigne

    Moses bearing the Tablets of the Law

    Price Realised  

    Russian School, 18th Century, after Philippe de Champaigne
    Moses bearing the Tablets of the Law
    oil on canvas
    35 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. (90.5 x 67.5 cm.)


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    This dramatic image of the prophet Moses is closely based on a prototype by Philippe de Champaigne in the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, given to the Imperial Collection in 1808 by César-Gabriel de Choiseul, duc de Praslin in 1808. An attribution to Anton Pavlovich Losenko (Glukhov 1737-1773 Saint Petersburg), a Russian artist who studied at the Académie in Paris under Jean Reteux and Joseph-Marie Vien, has been suggested.

    An attribution to Anton Palovitch Losenko (Glukohov 1737-1773 Saint Petersburg) has been suggested.

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