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Charles Le Brun

The Deification of Aeneas


Charles Le Brun
Paris 1619 – Paris 1690


The Deification of Aeneas




Oil on canvas


81.3 x 97.7 cm


Purchase, John W. Tempest Fund, inv. 1953.1082


Western Art

Paris, Thélusson Collection (sold Paris, Folliot, December 1, 1777, lot 30, as by Nicolas Poussin);
Kent, England, "Mrs. Penhey" (unconfirmed);
London, A. J. Sulley (until 1925, to Thomas Agnew);
London, dealer Thomas Agnew’s, as by Poussin (1925-1930, to Goudstikker);
Amsterdam, dealer Jacques Goudstikker, inv. 2561, as by Nicolas Poussin (1930, until July 1940; “Aryanized” by Alois Miedl, acting for Hermann Goering);
Carinhall, then Berchtesgaden, Bavaria, Hermann Goering (1940-1945);
Recovered by the Allied authorities and transferred to the Munich Collecting Point June 27, 1945;
Returned to the Dutch authorities on October 20, 1945;
Auction Amsterdam, Frederik Muller, July 3-10, 1951, lot 643;
New York, dealer Schaeffer Galleries (in 1953; as by Poussin).

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