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

Jun 20, 2022

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHoLqPDtyzE

originally published at Art - Trend Magazine