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Gustav Adolf Mossa (French, 1883-1971)
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Gustav Adolf Mossa (French, 1883-1971)

La fin de Danaé

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Gustav Adolf Mossa (French, 1883-1971)
La fin de Danaé
signed, inscribed and dated 'GUSTAVADOLF.MOSSA NICIENSIS PINXIT.MCMVI' (middle right) and titled and inscribed 'LA FIN DE DANAÉ Boult! prends son signalement, la couleur de ses cheveux, son teint sa taille, son âge et l'atestation de sa virginité; puis criet celui qui en donnera le plus l'aura le premier (Shakespeare)
pen and ink, watercolour and gouache over pencil on paper
20¾ x 12 3/8 in. (52.7 x 31.5 cm.)
Provenance
Estate of the Artist, Private collection Chozon. Sotherby's London, 12 June 1996, lot 152
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Lot Essay

This was executed in 1906. It refers to the education of the Virgin by St Anne, portraying the former as Eros and the latter as Danaé
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