Charles Le Brun (1619-1690)
The Sacrifice of Polyxena

signed and dated ‘C.L.B.F. (Charles Le Brun Fecit) 1647’
oil on canvas
70.5 × 51.6 in. (179 × 131 cm)

A previously unrecorded masterpiece by Louis XIV’s official painter, discovered by Joseph Friedman at the Hôtel Ritz, Paris, and sold through auction to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, achieving a world record price for the artist.