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Allegory of Geometry

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: Allegory of Geometry
  • Artist: Studio of Laurent de La Hyre
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 101.6 x 160 cm.
  • Format (in): 40 x 63 in.
  • Material:
  • Last Sale price: 68 750,00
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Allegory of Geometry


Studio of Laurent de La Hyre (Paris 1605-1656) Allegory of Geometry signed and dated ‘L. DE LA HIRE. in. F. 1649′ (lower right) oil on canvas 40 x 63 in. (101.6 x 160 cm.)
Private collection, Switzerland. Private collection, France. with Heim, Paris. Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey, by the Toleo Museum of Art.
‘Treasures for Toledo,’ Toledo Museum of Art Museum News , VII, no. 4, Winter 1964, p. 93, as Laurent de La Hyre. O. Wittmann, ‘Treasures at Toledo, Ohio,’ Apollo , LXXXI, no. 35, January 1965, pp. 29, 32, as Laurent de La Hyre. ‘New Accessions, U. S. A.,’ Gazette Des Beaux-Arts , LXV, no. 1153, February 1965, no. 174, p. 40, as Laurent de La Hyre. A. Frankfurter, ‘Museum Evaluations, 2: Toledo,’ Art News , LXIII, no. 9, 1965, pp. 26, 54-55, as Laurent de La Hyre. ‘Accessions of American and Canadian Museums,’ Art Quarterly , XXX, no. 2, Summer 1967, pp. 157, 161, as Laurent de La Hyre. P.M. Auzas, ‘A propos de Laurent de La Hire,’ La revue du Louvre et des musées de France , no. 1, 1968, p. 11, as Laurent de La Hyre. G. Muehsam, French Painters and Paintings from the Fourteenth Century to Post-Impressionism , New York, 1970, pp. 137-138, as Laurent de La Hyre. P. Rosenberg, P. Thuillier and H.S. Tzeutschler, ‘Laurent de la Hyre: The Kiss of Peace and Justice,’ The Bulletin of The Cleveland Museum of Art , LXI, no. 9, November 1974, p. 307, no. 1, as Laurent de La Hyre. The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings , Toledo, 1976, pp. 90-91, pl. 191, as Laurent de La Hyre. M. O’Neill, Catalogue critique: Les peintures de l’Ecole française des XVII e et XVIII e siècles , Orleans, 1981, p. 86, under no. 93, as Laurent de La Hyre. W. Oechslin, ‘Geometry and Line, The Vitruvian ‘Science’ of Architectural Drawing,’ Daidalos , no. 1, September 1981, p. 22, as Laurent de La Hyre. P. Rosenberg, France in the Golden Age: Seventeenth Century French Paintings in American Collections , New York, 1982, pp. 251, 354, no. 6, as ‘Louis de La Hyre?’. P. Rosenberg and J. Thuillier, Laurent de la Hyre, 1606-1656: L’homme et l’oeuvre , Geneva, 1989, pp. 293-295, fig. 256c, as a copy after Laurent de La Hyre. M. Kemp, The Science of Art , New Haven, 1990, p. 128, fig. 247, as Laurent de La Hyre. P. Duro, The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France , Cambridge, 1997, pp. 172-173, fig. 52, as Laurent de La Hyre.
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition 1915-1965 , 4 November 1965-2 January 1965, [n.p.], as Laurent de La Hyre. New York, Wildenstein, Gods and Heroes, Baroque Images of Antiquity , 30 October 1968-4 January 1969, no. 19 (cat. by E. Williams), as Laurent de La Hyre.

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