4 June 2009
French School, Early 19th Century
Teaching Diana to Hunt
oil on canvas
79 x 63 in. (200.7 x 160 cm.)
The Collection of Gianni Versace; Sotheby's, New York, 5 April 2001, lot 111, to the present owner ($52,500).
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