Laurent de La Hire
French, 1606-1656

Holy Family, 1646
Oil on canvas
Museum purchase
Period: 17th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Unframed: 45 1/2 x 56 in. (115.57 x 142.24 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed and dated (LL, on slab at Virgin's feet): L. DE LA HIRE. in & E. 1646; Inscribed (LL): 317 (probably its number in private collection)
Inscribed (LL): 317 (probably its number in private collection)
Paper labels attached to cardboard backing: 1. To Knoedler Glleries 14 East 57th St. Attention Jane Sahesley From Keck, 87 State St., Brooklyn; 2. No. 58815 PICTURE; 3. VCAG label
Provenance v
Collections: Private collections in Europe and Montevideo, Uruguay. Purchased by VC Art Gallery March 1959 from Ilsa Auerbach (through Ida Rubin).
Published References v
Isarlo, George, La Peinture au XVIIe Siècle (Pais: La Bibliothèque des Arts, 1960), repr. p. 32.
Exhibition History v
Oberlin, Allen Memorial Art Museum, “The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting, 1630-1800,” March 20-June 19, 2005.
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