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Lot 233: Claude Vignon (Tours 1593-1670 Paris)

Est: £40,000 GBP - £60,000 GBP
Christie'sDecember 08, 2006London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


The Adoration of the Magi
oil on canvas
24 1/4 x 26 7/8 in. (61.6 x 68.4 cm.)

Artist or Maker


Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 July 2001, lot 145.


The attribution has been confirmed by Paola Pacht Bassani who has identified the present work as preparatory for the artist's larger canvas in the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Algiers (see P. Pacht Bassani, Claude Vignon, Paris, 1992, pp. 280-1, no. 159, illustrated). She dates both works to the early 1630s on the basis of the stylistic similarities between these and the artist's Family of Darius before Alexander which is dated 1633 or 1635 (location unknown; ibid., p. 280, no. 158).

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Auction Details

Important Old Master Pictures Day Sale

December 08, 2006, 12:00 AM GMT

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK