Lot 66
  • 66

Max Thedy

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Max Thedy
  • Building of the Pyramids
  • signed cop. M. Thedy, dated 82, and inscribed MÜNCHEN (lower left)
  • oil on canvas

Catalogue Note

While training at the Munich Academy in the 1870s and 1880s, Max Thedy completed a number of copies after paintings in museums and prominent collections, including works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Luca Gioradano.  The present painting relates to a section of Gustav Richter's Bau der ägyptischen Pyramiden (1859-1873), a large oil painting commissioned by King Maximilian of Bavaria for Munich's Maximilianeum (Peter Stapf, Der Maler Max Thedy, Cologne, 2014, p. 67, note 67).