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Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils (Paris 1813-1875 Douarnenez)
Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils (Paris 1813-1875 Douarnenez)

Study for a classical scene with figures and horses

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Isidore-Alexandre-Augustin Pils (Paris 1813-1875 Douarnenez)
Study for a classical scene with figures and horses
signed 'I. PILS' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 ½ x 25 in. (54.6 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 24 September 1997, lot 42.

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Lot Essay

This work could possibly relate to Pils' commission to paint part of the ceiling of the grand staircase of the Palais Garnier opera house in Paris. Amongst the painted scenes was 'Apollo in His Chariot'. Although no firm relation between both works has been confirmed, the present work could have been one of the artist's studies in preparation for this commission.

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