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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 44

    Simon Vouet Paris 1590-1649

    The Madonna and Child

    Price Realised  

    Simon Vouet Paris 1590-1649
    The Madonna and Child
    oil on canvas
    20 3/8 x 14¾ in. 51.7 x 37.5 cm.


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    A preparatory drawing for the upper half of the Virgin is in the Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen (Brejon de Lavergnée, op. cit., no. XCVII, illustrated). Another version of the painting in the Musée de Nîmes, is described by Mme. Brejon de Lavergnée as 'de moyen qualité'.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Paris, before 1968.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 31 May 1989, lot 107 ($95,000 to the present owner).


    Literature

    W.R. Crelly, The Paintings of Simon Vouet, 1962, p. 236, no. 177K, as 'a lost work known only from the engraving'.