Studio Copy Reveals Discovery of George de La Tour Work

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Identified in a private collection, this large painting of Saint Jamesadds an unexpected subject to Georges de La Tour’s nocturnal scenes. Close examination has led experts to attribute the fascinating picture to the master's workshop. French school, c. 1640, studio of Georges de La Tour (1593-1652), Saint Jacques (Saint James), canvas, 132 x 100 cm/51.96 x 39.37 in.Estimate: €100,000/150,000 This spectacular, newly identified painting will contribute much to what is known about Georges de La Tour, an artist whose body of work has been pieced together over the last century in an attempt to restore his rightful place in art history. Saint Jacques

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