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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 55

    Studio of François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770)

    Arion carried by a dolphin

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Studio of François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770)
    Arion carried by a dolphin
    oil on canvas, the corners made up
    38½ x 51¼ in. (96 x 130 cm.)


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    The present composition copies Boucher's original Arion which was acquired in 1980 by the Princeton University Art Museum.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Palais des Congrès, 24 February 1974, lot 19, as 'Attributed to François Lemoyne'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    A. Ananoff, François Boucher, Lausanne, 1976, II, p. 27, under no. 28, as 'a copy'.
    A. Ananoff, L'Opera completa di François Boucher, Milan, 1980, pp. 113-14, no. 341, pl. XXXII, as 'a copy'.


    Exhibited

    Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Cinco siglos de arte francès, 24 May-24 June 1977, no. 17, as 'François Boucher'.