This grand mythological composition, The death of Cenchirias, was painted by the young Sophie Frémiet Rude, an important history painter in her own right. The choice of a female-centric subject, depicting the moment just after the tragic death of the nymph Peirene's son, is a poignant one for a female artist and mother especially. Sotheby's is honored for this great work to be a part of it’s Master Paintings & Sculpture Part I marquee sale this 27 January.
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Calvine Harvey on Sophie Rude's The death of Cenchirias
NEW YORK | 27 JANUARY 2022