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    Sale 1980

    Christie's Interiors

    2 - 3 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    Attributed to Joseph Franque (Buis 1774-1860 Paris)

    Hercules

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Joseph Franque (Buis 1774-1860 Paris)
    Hercules
    oil on canvas
    77 3/8 x 57 in. (196.5 x 144.8 cm.), unframed


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    Provenance

    The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Sotheby's, New York, 1 June 1989, lot 111.
    Old master paintings from the collection of Rudolf Nureyev, Christie's, New York, 13 January 1995, lot 143.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Pierre Rosenberg et al., French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, 1975.


    Exhibited

    (Possibly) Paris, Salon of 1806, no. 207, as 'Hercules arrachée Alceste des enfers'.