636
636

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE

Follower of François Boucher
RAPE OF EUROPA
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT
636

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK ESTATE

Follower of François Boucher
RAPE OF EUROPA
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York

Follower of François Boucher
RAPE OF EUROPA

Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 23 January 2004, lot 173;
There acquired by the family of the late collector.

Catalogue Note

This composition derives from François Boucher's L'enlèvement d'Europe, currently in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 2714). Both paintings depict the abduction of Europa by Jupiter, who, disguised as a white bull, seduces the princess to climb onto his back as he slips into the waves and drifts further out to sea. The subject is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Bk II:833-875), a Latin narrative poem written in the 1st century BC.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

|
New York