9 July 1999
Attributed to Sebastian Bourdon (Montpellier 1616-1671 Paris)
The Holy Family with the infant Saint John the Baptist and Saints Anne and Elizabeth
oil on canvas ('PB' in monogram transferred to the relining canvas on the reverse)
35 x 47 in. (90.2 x 120 cm.)
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A similar composition, without the figure of Saint Elizabeth and lacking two putti on the left, is recorded as being in the collection of the Abb Thulin, Paris, 1927 (Witt Library mount).
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