Lot 12
  • 12

French School

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • French School
  • Elijah and the ¬†Prophets of Baal
  • oil on canvas
  • 30 5/8 by 44 3/4 in.
  • 77.8 by 113.7 cm

Provenance

Dr. Helen Carter Anderson, Santa Barbara, California
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (gifted by the above in 1931 and deaccessioned in 2016)

Condition

Oil on canvas, with an old sympathetic lining. The picture surface is clean and in generally good condition Aside from a stable web web of craquelure. Under UV light, there is an area of retouching in the sky at upper left and a few additional pinpoint dots of retouching in the sky. Some scattered retouches to the rocks at lower right. An additional small area of retouching in the tall group of rocks at center left.
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Catalogue Note

This expansive painting depicts in minute detail the scene at Mt Carmel where the Prophet Elijah challenges the people to recognize the Lord and to reject the false divinity of Baal (Kings 18:20-39).