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Pierre Subleyras

Study for Saint Jerome

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October 19, 03:59 PM GMT


20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Lot Details


Pierre Subleyras

Saint-Gilles-du-Gard 1699 - 1749 Rome

Study for Saint Jerome

oil on canvas

unframed: 97.2 x 72.5 cm.; 38¼ x 28½ in.

framed: 118 x 92.2 cm.; 46½ x 36¼ in.

Anonymous sale, Stockholm, Stockholms Auktionsverk, 13 December 2017, lot 2178;
Where acquired by the present owners.

A preparatory study for the altarpiece depicting The Vision of Saint Jerome (408 x 232 cm.), which was commissioned for the church of Santi Cosma e Damiano in Milan and is today in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.1 Here the model is posing nude in the studio, with a grape vine around his waist and an animal hide beneath his knee. Another version of similar dimensions but with minor differences sold at Artcurial, Paris, 7 November 2012, lot 44.

When the painting was offered at auction in 2017, the attribution to Subleyras was endorsed by Nicolas Lesur on the basis of digital images.