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Abesch, Anna Maria Barbara attr.
1706 Sursee - 1773 ibid.
Descent of Christ from the cross.
Tempera behind glass. Unsigned.
The model for this reverse glass painting was an etching by the French graphic artist Louis Desplaces (1682 - 1739), which reproduces a mirror-inverted large-scale deposition from the cross by Jean Jouvenet (1644 - 1717) painted in oil on canvas. This painting was created in 1697 for the main altar of the Capuchin church in Paris, not far from the Place Louis-Le-Grand, today’s Place Vendôme, and has been kept in the Musée du Louvre since 1793 with the inventory
For Johann Peter Abesch (1666 - 1731), Anna Maria Barbara Abesch’s father and teacher, there is evidence of numerous contacts in Alsace, where he presumably gained access to French printed works.
We would like to thank Mrs Elisa Ambrosio, Vitrocentre Romont, for the kind remarks via
Provenance: Gertrud von Lukasiewiecz, Bad Säckingen; by succession transferred to private property Hexental.