- Jean-Bruno Gassies
- Castor and Pollux rescuing Helen
- oil on canvas
- 44 1/2 x 56 inches (sight)
With Galerie Renoncourt, Paris;
From whom purchased by the husband of the present owner in 1996.
Gassies entered the École des Beaux-Arts in 1814 and studied with François-André Vincent, Pierre Lacour and Jacques-Louis David. As well as historical subjects, he produced landscapes, marine views, allegories and religious paintings. He exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1810-1833 and was decorated with the Légion d’Honneur in 1822.