After training for several years in Paris and Belgium for international-level art dealers, specialists and auctioneers, Benjamin Proust set up his own Gallery in Brussels in 2008, transferring it to London in 2011. Opened as Benjamin Proust Fine Art Ltd, it was located on New Bond Street, in the historic heart of London’s Mayfair. In 2022, Benjamin decided to finally relocate to Paris as Benjamin Proust.
Focusing on Renaissance sculpture and works of art – Benjamin’s core expertise – our range nevertheless spans over many centuries of European history, from Classical Antiquities to 20th Century Art.
Over the years, our expertise and competence have been recognized by a growing number of major international museums, further confirming our emphasis on meticulous sourcing and in-depth research, resulting in scholarly publications, all conducted with acknowledged honesty and professionalism.
Notable relationships have been established with institutions such as the Louvre Museum, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and Louvre Abu-Dhabi, but also with many of the most discerning collectors of our time.
Attributed to Hubert LE SUEUR
Hercules and Téléphus
39,4 x 15,9 x 12,4 cm
Inventory mark ‘8’ in red paint on lion skin tail
- Most probably, François Le Vau (1613–1676), ‘Maison du Centaure’, 45 Quai de Bourbon, Paris, until his death;
- Most probably, Louis, Grand Dauphin de France (1661–1711), Château de Versailles, from at least 1689 and until his death, when sold;
- Most probably, Jean-Baptiste, Count du Barry (1723–1794), Paris; His sale, 21 November 1774, lot 142;
- Noble private collection, Provence, France, until 2017
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