• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 290

    Sebastien Bourdon (Montpellier 1616-1671 Paris)

    The Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist

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    Sebastien Bourdon (Montpellier 1616-1671 Paris)
    The Holy Family with Saint Elizabeth and the Infant Saint John the Baptist
    oil on canvas
    25½ x 21¾ in. (64.2 x 55.2 cm.)


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    Jacques Thuillier (in Sébastien Bourdon 1616-1671, exhibition catalogue, Montpellier, 2000-2001) records at least three other versions of this subject: a lost painting on panel last seen in Germany in the middle of the 19th century (Thuillier, p. 455), and two compositional drawings, one in the Muse Atger, Montpellier (Thuillier, no. 256.1), the other in a private collection, Paris (Thuillier, no. 256.2). The present painting appears to date from the later part of Bourdon's career, circa 1660.