The Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I

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The Death of Leonardo da Vinci in the Arms of François I

England, circa 1781
Paintings
Oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. (54.30 x 54.93 cm)
The Ciechanowiecki Collection, Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.2000.179.25)
Currently on public view:
Ahmanson Building, floor 3 MAP IT
Ahmanson Building, floor 3

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Provenance

Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767-1824), Paris (estate sale, Paris, 11-25 April 1825, lot 414)....
Anne-Louis Girodet-Trioson (1767-1824), Paris (estate sale, Paris, 11-25 April 1825, lot 414). François Hippolyte Walferdin (1795-1880), Paris (estate sale, Paris, 12-16 April 1880, lot 146, sold for 145 fr to); Haro; Henri Haro (1855-1911), Paris (estate sale, Paris, 18-20 March 1912, lot 195, sold for 150 fr). [Louis?] Mairet collection, Paris, before 1935. Private collection, Geneva. M. J. Tully, London, acquired in 1976 (sale, New York, Christie’s, 15 January 1986, lot 81, ill., sold to); Andrew Ciechanowiecki, London, sold 2000 to; LACMA.
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