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    Sale 5858

    Old Masters & 19th Century Works of Art

    10 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 91

    School of Fontainebleau

    Portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters bathing, a wet nurse beyond

    Price Realised  

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    School of Fontainebleau
    Portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters bathing, a wet nurse beyond
    oil on panel
    23¼ x 29 in. (59 x 73.6 cm.)


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    The present work derives from the portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her sisters bathing by the Master of the School of Fontainebleau, now in the Louvre, Paris. The subject is assumed to allude to the birth of César, son of Henry IV and his mistress Gabrielle d'Estrées.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE AUSTRIAN COLLECTOR (LOT 91)