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Ary Scheffer artwork • painting • previously for sale Christ with the cross

Scheffer A.  | Ary Scheffer, Christ with the cross, oil on canvas 91.0 x 59.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1845

Ary Scheffer

Christ with the cross
oil on canvas 91.0 x 59.0 cm, signed u.l. and dated 1845

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: kunsthandel Buffa & Fils, Amsterdam, 1846; dominee Van Voorst, Amsterdam, ca. 1860; C.J.J. Heynsius van de Berg, Leersum, 1935.
Literature: Louis Vitet, 'Oeuvre d’Ary Scheffer', Parijs 1860, afb. 34; Leo Ewals, 'Ary Scheffer. Sa vie et son oeuvre' (proefschrift), Nijmegen 1987, pag. 83, 301-302, afb. 70.
Exhibited: Parijs, Salon des Beaux-Arts, 1846; Den Haag, Haags Historisch Museum, 'Eenmaal. Andermaal...!', 7 mei-2 sept. 2012.

Ary Scheffer was born in Dordrecht in 1795 and received lessons from his father Jean Baptiste Scheffer. When his father died, he moved in 1811 with his mother and brother Henry, also a painter, to Paris. There they both received lessons from Pierre Guérin, tutor of the romantic greats Delacroix and Géricault. Ary quickly made a name for himself with his romantic history pieces, portraits of famous contemporaries, artists and members of the royal family. Performances inspired by episodes from the Bible and literature. In the 1940s he was among the most famous romantic painters in France.


Ary Scheffer | Maria Magdalena in extacy, oil on canvas, 94.9 x 64.1 cm, signed c.l. and dated 1855

Ary Scheffer

painting • for sale

Maria Magdalena in extacy, 1855


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