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Attributed to Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin Paris 1774-1833 Rome

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Attributed to Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin Paris 1774-1833 Rome

Sappho

Details
Attributed to Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin Paris 1774-1833 Rome Sappho oil on canvas 32¼ x 27½ in. 82 x 70 cm.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 28 October 1999, lot 456.
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Lot Essay

We are grateful to Mme. Bottineau for proposing this painting as an autograph early work by Pierre-Narcisse Guérin, dateable to the closing years of the eighteenth century. She notes the existence of a similar female nude by the artist in the Hermitage Museum and compares it to the slightly larger unfinished canvas, La Jalousie, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Angers.

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