554
554
Félix Auguste Clément
FRENCH
L'ÉVANGÉLISTE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
554
Félix Auguste Clément
FRENCH
L'ÉVANGÉLISTE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Félix Auguste Clément
1826 - 1888
FRENCH
L'ÉVANGÉLISTE
indistinctly signed (lower center)
oil on canvas
39 1/4 by 32 1/4 in.
99.7 by 81.9 cm
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Provenance

Sale: De Baecque & Associés, Lyon, March 16, 2015, lot 522, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Félix Auguste Clément trained at the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris under Michel-Martin Drolling and François Édouard Picot. After winning the coveted Prix de Rome in 1856, he spent six years in Egypt where he painted Orientalist pictures, a genre for which he is best known. The present lot recalls paintings of the Italian Baroque, an era the artist likely studied during his time in Rome. Holding the book of scriptures on his lap, the figure looks towards the heavens for guidance and inspiration. His identity is unknown, as he does not possess any of the typical attributes associated with the Four Evangelists. 

19th Century European Art

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New York