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Anatomy of an Artwork: An important rediscovery in French Classical Painting

Jun 20, 2022
Anatomy of an Artwork: An important rediscovery in French Classical Painting



This remarkable painting by Michel Corneille the Elder has been hidden away from view for at least the past 110 years and is a truly exceptional rediscovery for French painting of the 17th century. After a recent restoration, the artist’s signature has been re-exposed so that now this impressive work can be confidently attributed to the early French Classicist. This episode of Anatomy of a work of art, discover The Death of Virginia, taken from Roman historian Livy and recounts the death of Virginia, daughter of a centurion in the Roman army. This rediscovery will be one of the highlights of our sale Tableaux Dessins Sculptures 1300-1900, Session I, Including Treasures from the Antony Embden Collection.

This painting will be on sale in Paris on 14th June.

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originally published at Art - Trend Magazine

This news story originally appeared at Art - Trend Magazine on 20 June 2022