Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898) Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant)
Lot 80
Gustave Moreau
(French, 1826-1898)
Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant)
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 23,111) inc. premium
Lot Details
Gustave Moreau (French, 1826-1898)
Saint Sebastien (étude avec saintes femmes et anges apparaissant)
signed in pencil 'Gustave Moreau' (lower right)
pencil, pen and ink
21.5 x 16cm (8 7/16 x 6 5/16in).

Footnotes

  • LITERATURE:
    Pierre-Louis Mathieu, Gustave Moreau, sa vie, son oeuvre: catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre achevé, Paris, 1998, p.423, no.468, p.237, illustrated

    Saint Sebastian was a theme that preoccupied Moreau throughout his career and there are many finished paintings that explore various elements of the story. The present lot depicts the apparition of the holy women who appear after Saint Sebastian has been pierced by the arrows.
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