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A fruitwood relief of the Last Supper, attributed to Cesar Bagard (1620-1717).

The relief, in a foliate carved frame, is 69 x 82cm. The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘No. 54 China Closet….An oak picture, ‘The Last Supper’ finely carved in alto relievo by Gibbons’. César Bagard, to whom the work is now attributed, worked like Gibbons, in both stone and wood. A native of Nancy, he may have studied in Italy, and became Sculpteur Ordinaire to Duke Charles IV of Lorraine in 1669.




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