The Louvre preempts a drawing at Christie’s Paris


1. Italian artist active in France, XVIth century
The Sacrifice of Iphigenia
Pen and brown ink - 36.4 x 54 cm
Préempted by the Musée du Louvre
Photo : Christie’s Paris

12/4/08 – Acquisition – Paris, Musée du Louvre – On 10 April 2008, Christie’s sold a XVIth century drawing, a preparation for a mural in the Galerie de Troie at the Chateau d’Oiron, a rare example of secular art for this period still preserved in France. The catalogue correctly stated that the obviously Italian style confirmed the hypothesis of the author’s origins, indicated notably by Dominique Cordellier. This important sheet was preempted by the Département des Arts Graphiques of the Musée du Louvre for 21,850 euros (including charges).

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Didier Rykner, jeudi 17 avril 2008



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