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Sébastien Bourdon
Montpellier 1616 - 1671 Paris
A PORTRAIT OF CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN (1626-1689), SEATED HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLACK DRESS WITH A WHITE COLLAR AND SLEEVES
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 10,450 EUR
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456
Sébastien Bourdon
Montpellier 1616 - 1671 Paris
A PORTRAIT OF CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN (1626-1689), SEATED HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLACK DRESS WITH A WHITE COLLAR AND SLEEVES
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 10,450 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Sébastien Bourdon
Montpellier 1616 - 1671 Paris
A PORTRAIT OF CHRISTINA QUEEN OF SWEDEN (1626-1689), SEATED HALF-LENGTH, WEARING A BLACK DRESS WITH A WHITE COLLAR AND SLEEVES

Provenance

Lord Charnwood;
The Hon. Theodora Benson;
Dr. J.E. Rydemark, London, by 1966;

Exhibited

Stockholm, Nationalmuseum, Christina Queen of Sweden - a personality of European civilisation, 29 June - 16 October 1966, no. 381.

Literature

K.E. Steneberg, Kristinatidens måleri, dissertation, Lund 1955, pp. 180, 231, no. 15;
B. von Malmborg, in C. Nordenfalk (ed.), in Christina Queen of Sweden - a personality of European civilisation, exhibition catalogue, Stockholm 1966, p. 192, no. 381. 

Catalogue Note

This is one of at least three recorded replicas of a presumed lost original, all painted in Bourdon's workshop in circa 1653. The others are in the Prado, Madrid and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Béziers, and all were included in the Stockholm exhibition in 1966 (see Literature) as nos. 379-381.  B. von Malmborg, writing in the catalogue of the Stockholm exhibition (see Literature), suggested that Bourdon had finished them himself, but that his assistant  Theodor van der Schuur may have had a hand in them.  A fourth replica, like the present work formerly in the possession of Dr. J.E. Rydemark and exhibited in Stockholm as no. 382, was commissioned by Queen Christina from Hendrick van Munnichoven.

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