Juste d'EGMONT (Leiden 1601- Antwerp 1674) "Invocation... - Lot 37 - Osenat

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Juste d'EGMONT (Leiden 1601- Antwerp 1674) "Invocation... - Lot 37 - Osenat
Juste d'EGMONT (Leiden 1601- Antwerp 1674) "Invocation de sainte Geneviève pour le mal des ardents" (Invocation of Saint Genevieve for the ailment of the ardent) Prepared panel on reverse Unframed Height: 53.5 cm Width: 46 cm Old restorations Signed lower left 'Justin d'Egmont pinxit et inventit'. Provenance: London sale, Christie's, October 24, 1984, no. 53 Our panel is related to several grisaille paintings, sometimes given to Jean de Saint-Igny in the 20th century, and returned to Juste d'Egmont some twenty years ago, as confirmed here by the signature. Three of these represent the royal family, with Louis XIII, Anne of Austria and the Dauphin: two are in the Musée du Louvre and one in the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris. Several other grisailles by his hand are known, including one, the Holy Family, in the Musée de Châlons-sur-Saône. Trained in Antwerp, Justus van Egmont was one of Rubens' collaborators, notably for religious paintings and the Marie de Médicis cycle, and later worked in Simon Vouet's studio on cartoons for tapestries. He established himself in Paris as an important painter, particularly in portraiture, and took part in prestigious commissions such as that for the decoration of the Hôtel Lambert (Venus hands arms to Aeneas, Musée du Louvre). The subject of our work is linked to Saint Geneviève's intervention in 1130 to alleviate the burning sickness caused by the ingestion of ergot-contaminated flour. The figure (a self-portrait?) on the left is brandishing ears of corn, which causes painful convulsions, hallucinations and gangrene, just like our patients, who are not all afflicted by the same disease. They all call upon the patron saint of Paris, high up on a cloud, one of whose iconographic attributes is the candles held here by cherubs. Among her miracles are healings and the expulsion of demons from the bodies of the possessed. The monk who The monk holding the Blessed Sacrament and the procession of the saint's relics behind him could be the subject of the "Miracle of the Fiery", also illustrated by Gabriel-François Doyen in his large altarpiece in the church of Saint-Roch in Paris (1767). Expert Cabinet TURQUIN, Mr Stéphane PINTA.
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