89
89
Attributed to Noël-Nicolas Coypel
Paris 1690 - 1734
APOLLO AND THE SYBILLE OF CUMES
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT
89
Attributed to Noël-Nicolas Coypel
Paris 1690 - 1734
APOLLO AND THE SYBILLE OF CUMES
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Attributed to Noël-Nicolas Coypel
Paris 1690 - 1734
APOLLO AND THE SYBILLE OF CUMES

Provenance

Karl Lagerfeld collection, Paris; 
Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019), Paris, his sale ('Old Master Paintings from the Lagerfeld Collection'), New York, Christie's, 23 May 2000, lot 135.

Catalogue Note

The subject is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses (Book XIV: 130-153) and tells of the Sibyl of Cumae, in southern Italy, who was loved by Apollo. In return for her love, the god tried to bribe her by offering to prolong her life for as many years as there were grains in a heap of dust. She refused him and although he kept his word, he denied her perpetual youth and condemned her to live for centuries as a wizened crone. In the present painting the Sibyl is seen holding in her hands the heap of dust.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris