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Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin
AN OFFICER PAUSING ON STEPS, HIS HANDS IN A MUFF
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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50
Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin
AN OFFICER PAUSING ON STEPS, HIS HANDS IN A MUFF
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin
PARIS 1724 - 1780
AN OFFICER PAUSING ON STEPS, HIS HANDS IN A MUFF
Point of the brush and brown wash over black chalk
170 by 128 mm; 6 3/4  by 5 in
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Provenance

Sale, New York, Christie's, 28 January 1999, lot 158

Catalogue Note

It has been suggested that the coat worn by the officer in this drawing may be the same as the one worn by a gentleman in the centre of a drawing by Saint-Aubin in the Bibliothèque Municipale, Rouen. That drawing is inscribed at the bottom 'Vitchoura,' a word defined in the Nouvelle Larousse as a 'masculine name of Slavic origin designating the fur-trimmed Polish overcoat worn by both men and women.'2  Although our officer's exotic attire corresponds with that of the central figure in The Vitchoura,such atmospheric figure studies are not uncommon in Saint-Aubin's work, and this is most probably a separate study, unrelated to the Rouen composition.

1.  Gabriel de Saint-Aubin 1724-1780, exhib.cat., New York, Frick Collection, 2008, pp. 212-213, no. 50, reproduced
2.  Ibid., p. 212; Nouvelle Larousse, Paris 1898-1901, vol. VII, p. 165

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