27 October 2014
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Jules Lefebvre (French, 1836-1911)
inscribed, signed and dated 'Marthe Durand Buquet/l'oncle bien affectionné/XII 1906./Jules Lefebvre 1907.' (lower right)
oil on panel
18 1/8 x 14 7/8 in. (46.1 x 37.5 cm.)
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Amiens, Musée de Picardie, Lady Godiva, The Legend Comes Back to Life, 21 June-15 September 2013.
Painted in 1906, this work likely depicts the artist's niece, who received the painting as a gift in 1907. This is one of many depictions Lefebvre created of Lady Godiva and was exhibited alongside several of its preparatory drawings in the dedicated exhibition mentioned above.
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