4 June 2009
THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
This lot is offered without a reserve
Circle of François Boucher (Paris 1703-1770)
The sleeping Ceres
oil on canvas
15¾ x 12¼ in. (40 x 31.1 cm.)
Anonymous sale; Bukowski, Stockholm, 24-26 November 1999, lot 418A, as 'François Boucher'.
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The present composition relates to a lost painting by Boucher from 1731, now known only through an engraving in reverse by François Basan (see A. Ananoff, François Boucher, Lausanne and Paris, 1976, I, pp. 201-2).
This lot is offered without reserve.
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