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Attributed to Valentin de Boulogne
A YOUNG SHEPHERD WEARING A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES AND HOLDING A RECORDER
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Attributed to Valentin de Boulogne
A YOUNG SHEPHERD WEARING A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES AND HOLDING A RECORDER
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Attributed to Valentin de Boulogne
COULOMMIERS-EN-BRIE, SEINE-ET-MARNE BAPT 1591 (?) - 1632 ROME
A YOUNG SHEPHERD WEARING A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES AND HOLDING A RECORDER

Provenance

Private collection, Milan, 1958;
Anonymous sale, Monaco, Christie's, 19 June 1988, lot 53 (as Valentin de Boulogne);
Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Lady"), London, Sotheby's, 6 July 1994, lot 56 (as Valentin de Boulogne);
There acquired by the father of the present collector. 

Bibliographie

R. Longhi, "A propos de Valentin," in La Revue des Arts, March - April 1958, pp. 61 and 66, fig. 5 (as Valentin);
J.-P. Cuzin, "Pour Valentin," in Revue de l'Art, no. 28, 1975, p. 61, under note 15 (as a "possible original" circa 1625, made on the basis of a photograph kept at the Longhi Foundation);
B. Nicolson, The International Caravaggesque Movement, 1979, p. 105 (as a "probably copy");
R.B. Simonin Important Old Master Paintings Discoveries, exhibition catalogue, Piero Corsini Gallery, New York, April-May 1988, p. 86, fig. 3, (as "Valentin(?)");
B. Nicolson, ed. L. Vertova, Caravaggism in Europe, 1990, vol. I, p. 204 (as "?original documented in..Longhi foundation");
M. Mojana, Valentin de Boulogne, 1989, p. 244, cat. no. 157 (as "una buona copia coeva dall'originale perduto").

Description

The present painting, published as Valentin by both Longhi and Cuzin (see Literature) is one of a number of versions of the composition, others being in a private collection, New York (formerly in the collection of Carlasten Guntreb, Germany), the Musée du Périgord, the Volpe Collection, Bologna, and sold Monte Carlo, Sotheby's, 20-22 February 1988, lot 17.  Scholars agree that the composition would date from early in Valentin's career, when he had first moved to Rome and was working under Simon Vouet, circa 1620-25.

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