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103
Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT
103
Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Estimate
15,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PARIS 1715 - 1783 AMSTERDAM
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Pastel on vellum;
signed in black lead, top right: Perronneau
620 by 460 mm
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Provenance

Garnier Collection;
Huché Collection;
Georges François-Pierre Chinard-Huché (1864-1937),
from whom purchased by Georges Dormeuil in June 1907,
thence by descent to the present owners

Exhibited

Possibly Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Cent Pastels du XVIIIe siècle, 1908, no. 81 (?)

Literature

N. Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, London 2006, p. 413

Catalogue Note

Georges Dormeuil's notes record that the previous owner believed this to be a portrait of one of the three wives of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne.  Dominique d'Arnoult, who will include this work in her forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's works, and Neil Jeffares have, however, both pointed out that the sitter does not in fact resemble the known images of Le Moyne's wives, and also that the present pastel should, on stylistic grounds, be dated around 1766, by which time they were all dead. 

Old Master & British Drawings

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