The Baptism of Christ

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The Baptism of Christ

France, circa 1690
Paintings
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 53 5/8 × 38 7/16 in. (136.21 × 97.63 cm) Frame: 64 × 48 × 3 in. (162.56 × 121.92 × 7.62 cm)
Gift of The Ahmanson Foundation (M.90.154)
Not currently on public view

Provenance

Collection of the artist, Paris, by descent to; Charles-Antoine Coypel (sale, Paris, Apr. 1753 [no date], lot 88, bought in by); M. de Saint Philippe (a.k.a.

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Collection of the artist, Paris, by descent to; Charles-Antoine Coypel (sale, Paris, Apr. 1753 [no date], lot 88, bought in by); M. de Saint Philippe (a.k.a. Philippe Coypel de Saint-Philippe). Collection of Ange-Laurent de La Live de Jully (1725–1779) (his sale, Paris, 5 Mar. 1770, lot 64, to); Meneau, Conseiller Municipal.(1) [P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd., London, sold 1990 to]; LACMA.

Footnote

(1) Nicole Garnier’s and Philip Conisbee’s suggestion that the painting had been bought by the painter François-Guillaume Ménageot appears unsubstantiated.

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Bibliography

  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 2, French Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Garnier, Nicole.  Antoine Coypel, 1661-1722.  Paris: Arthéna, c1989.
  • Lehmbeck, Leah, editor. Gifts of European Art from The Ahmanson Foundation. Vol. 2, French Painting and Sculpture. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2019.
  • Garnier, Nicole.  Antoine Coypel, 1661-1722.  Paris: Arthéna, c1989.
  • Conisbee, Philip et al. The Ahmanson Gifts: European Masterpieces in the Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1991.


  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members' Calendar 1991. vol. 28-29, no. 12-1 (December, 1990-January, 1992).
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