CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste, 1827-1875 Pietà... - Lot 10 - Rossini

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CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste, 1827-1875 Pietà... - Lot 10 - Rossini

CARPEAUX Jean-Baptiste, 1827-1875


oil on canvas in grisaille

signed lower right in red, on the back a shipping label

Held for the exhibition Carpeaux painter with the title

24 x 33 cm

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Carpeaux peintre, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes, 8 October 1999 - 3 January 2000, RMN editions, Paris,

2000, described and reproduced under n°146 p.193.

HISTORY: The subject of the death of Christ has been treated several times

by Carpeaux, in the form of copies of the old masters (Rubens

for example) or original works. There is a watercolour of the subject

in the collections of the Musée du Petit Palais in Paris, showing a composition quite similar but inverted from that of the

to our painting.

Let us also note two terracottas kept at the Petit Palais in Paris and at the

Metropolitan in New York as well as a preparatory drawing for these sculptures

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