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Calvine Harvey on Sophie Rude's The death of Cenchirias

NEW YORK | 27 JANUARY 2022

Calvine Harvey on Sophie Rude's The death of Cenchirias

This grand mythological composition, The death of Cenchirias, was painted by the young Sophie Frémiet Rude, an important history painter in her own right. The choice of a female-centric subject, depicting the moment just after the tragic death of the nymph Peirene's son, is a poignant one for a female artist and mother especially. Sotheby's is honored for this great work to be a part of it’s Master Paintings & Sculpture Part I marquee sale this 27 January.

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