Alfred-Emanuel-Louis Beurdeley, French, 1847 - 1919
June 10, 1920
Galerie Georges Petit, lot 289
Private Collection (France)
May 27, 1987
Hôtel Drouot, lot 96
Art Market (London)
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Antoine Coypel (French, 1661 - 1722)
France (Place Created)
Red and black chalk with white gouache heightening
40.5 × 58.1 cm (15 15/16 × 22 7/8 in.)
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks were split; the tombs also were opened and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. (Matthew 27: 51-52)
Choosing to represent the dramatic moment