Old Master and Related Works Online Auction

April 30, 2015

LOT 28

Lot 28

Circle of Louis de Boulogne (1654-1733)

Circle of Louis de Boulogne (1654-1733)
Lot 28 Details
Circle of Louis de Boulogne (1654-1733), French


Oil on canvas, scultped oval
45.5" x 36" — 115.6 x 91.4 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $2,640
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Circle of Louis de Boulogne (1654-1733)
  • Circle of Louis de Boulogne (1654-1733)

Michel Aix, partial label to the frame;
Royer emalleur, Paris label to the stretcher


This lot is accompanied by a typed letter from Louis Ryaux, dated at Paris on February 1983, stating the title: “Leda et le cygne” and dating the work circa 1680. In Ryaux’s opinion, he states the painting is not by the hand of Louis de Boulogne (Boullogne).

Louis de Boulogne executed a very similar canvas in reverse of this scene entitled “Venus, Hymen el les Amours” measuring 162 x 178 cm. in 1688 as well as other scenes of this subject that have been Attributed to his hand or Circle.


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LOT 28

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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