Lot 3 (Old Master Paintings and Drawings, 27th August 2020)
Astyanax pulled out of Hector's tomb
oil on canvas
62 x 88 cm (24 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.)
The present work was attributed to Jean-Georges Berdot by Jean-Claude Boyer in Le beau langage de la nature. L'art du paysage au temps de Mazarin where illustrated (1). It draws stylistic comparison with the painting of Alexander the Great at the Tomb of Achilles, 101 x 157 cm acquired by the Château de Montbéliard's Museum, Montbéliard, acquired in 2010 (Fig. 1).
(1) A. Lemoine & O. Sjoholm, Le beau langage de la nature. L'art du paysage au temps de Mazarin, 2013, Rennes, p. 287, no.18
Sold for £5,625
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