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Circle of Grard de Lairesse (1640-1711)
Circle of Grard de Lairesse (1640-1711)

Venus and Adonis

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Circle of Grard de Lairesse (1640-1711)
Venus and Adonis
oil on canvas
21 x 19 in. (54 x 48.2 cm.)

Lot Essay

There is an engraving by Wallerand Vaillant of a lost work by Lairesse, of the same composition as this picture, but reversed. Vaillant died in 1677 providing a terminus post quem for the prototype's execution (see A. Roy, Grard de Lairesse (1640-1711), Paris, 1992, p.242, no.P64).
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