Lot 473

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attributed to TROPHIME BIGOT (French 1579-1650) A PAINTING, "The Artist Studying by Candlelight," oil on canvas. 30" x 40" Note: A "French Caravaggesque painter, active in Rome (c.1620–34) and then in the Aix-en-Provence area. His career is obscure..." Reference: Oxford University Press. Called by many names, Théophile Bigot, Teofili Trufemondi, and most often "The Candlelight Master" (Maître à la Chandelle). Attributed as a self portrait, this complex scene is insightful and shows a process of contemplation.

  • Unsigned, canvas lined, expected craquelure, possible inpainting, overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age. Simpson Galleries strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Simpson Galleries regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Simpson Galleries. All lots offered are sold "AS IS.” NO REFUNDS will be issued based on condition.

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