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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Claudio Francesco Beaumont
THE FAMILY OF DARIUS BEFORE ALEXANDER
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Claudio Francesco Beaumont
THE FAMILY OF DARIUS BEFORE ALEXANDER
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Details & Cataloguing

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Claudio Francesco Beaumont
TURIN 1694 - 1766
THE FAMILY OF DARIUS BEFORE ALEXANDER

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 14 December 2000, lot 216, (as attributed to Francesco Monti), where acquired by the present collector.

Exhibited

Milan, Palazzo Reale, Il neoclassicismo in Italia da Tiepolo a Canova, 2 March – 28 April 2002, no. V.1 (as Beaumont).

Literature

L. Barroero (ed.), Il neoclassicismo in Italia da Tiepolo a Canova, Milan 2002, p. 431, cat. no. V.1, reproduced in colour p. 103 (as Beaumont).

Catalogue Note

Beaumont became court painter to the House of Savoy in Turin in 1731, after training with Francesco Trevisani in Rome. The affluent court was a magnet for many of the leading artists of the period, and painters as diverse as the Neapolitan Francesco Solimena and the Venetian Giambattista Pittoni were also to visit the Piedmontese capital, and inevitably influenced Beumont and his peers.

The artist treated the subject on a much larger scale in the canvas formerly in Palazzo Reale, Turin, now in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Chambéry, France.1

1 313 x 611 cm.; inv. no. M1049.

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