André Jean LEBRUN
(Paris, 1737 - Wilno (now Vilnius), 1811)
Venus asking Vulcan for weapons for Aeneas
Pen and brown ink, brown wash over black chalk lines
Filigree fleur-de-lys from Strasbourg in a coat of arms surmounted by a crown
Annotated on the back Alex le Brun and numbered No 296 and 159
44.5 x 64 cm
· Baron Adalbert von Lanna (1836-1909), hydrographer, Prague (Lugt 2773 overleaf).
· Absent from his posthumous sales of drawings (Stuttgart, Gutekunst, May 6-11, 1910; Berlin, Lepke, May 23-24, 1911).
Sale Christie’s, Paris, March 22, 2007, lot 89.
· France, private collection.
Bibliography of the work
Katarzyna MIKOCKA-RACHUBOWA, André Le Brun: "pierwszy rzezbiarz" krola Stanislawa Augusta, Warsaw, Instytut Sztuki PAN, 2010, vol. II, p. 444-446, nos 92 and 93.
Louis-Antoine PRAT, French drawing in the 18th century, Paris, Louvre éditions, 2017, p. 289 (Venus in the forge of Vulcan).