Laurent de La Hire
Holy Family, 1646
Oil on canvas
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
3. VCAG label
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.