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    Sale 5232

    Old Master & British Pictures

    31 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    Attributed to Jacques Stella (Lyon 1596-1657 Paris)

    Salome with the head of Saint John the Baptist

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Jacques Stella (Lyon 1596-1657 Paris)
    Salome with the head of Saint John the Baptist
    oil on slate
    14¾ x 19 5/8 in. (37.5 x 49.8 cm.)


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    Jacques Stella was the son of the Flemish artist, François Stella, under whom he is likely to have studied, before working for Cosimo II de Medici in Florence in 1616. In 1623 he moved to Rome and remained there for a decade, where he was very much influenced by the Clacissism of Nicolas Poussin. In 1634, Stella visited Venice, Milan, and Lyon before arriving in Paris to become Painter to the King under Louis XIII. He remained in France, working in Paris, Rouen, and Versailles.

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