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Lot 43Jacques Stella
French, 1596-1657
Virgin and Child with Saints Francis and John the Baptist
Oil on slate
15 x 16 3/4 inches (38.2 x 42.6 cm)
Sale: Nicolas Lejeune, Paris, November 15, 1791
Purchased by the present owner from Sotheby's New York, January 28, 1999, lot 403
Jacques Stella, born and trained in Lyon, gained considerable renown in Rome during the 1620s as a painter of small devotional works on copper and various stones, including slate, marble alabaster, onyx and lapis lazuli. His enjoyed the most exalted patronage, including Pope Urban VIII and other members of the Barberini family. When he returned to France in 1634, he became the official painter to Cardinal Richelieu and was later appointed peintre du roi.This painting appears to date to shortly after his return to France. We are grateful to Sylvain Kerspern for his assistance in cataloguing this work. .

C A New England Collection

Sold for $100,000
Estimate $20,000-30,000

In sound condition. Left contour of the Virgin's face reinforced. Scattered touches of restoration on faces. hands and clothing. Digital photographs taken under UV light available upon request.

The support given incorrectly in the 1999 sale catalogue as "board."

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