2 - 3 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
Attributed to Joseph Franque (Buis 1774-1860 Paris)
oil on canvas
77 3/8 x 57 in. (196.5 x 144.8 cm.), unframed
The Estate of Walter P. Chrysler, Sotheby's, New York, 1 June 1989, lot 111.
Old master paintings from the collection of Rudolf Nureyev, Christie's, New York, 13 January 1995, lot 143.
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Pierre Rosenberg et al., French Painting 1774-1830: The Age of Revolution, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, 1975.
(Possibly) Paris, Salon of 1806, no. 207, as 'Hercules arrachée Alceste des enfers'.
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