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Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PORTRAIT OF LADY, PROBABLY MADAME BLONDEL D'AZINCOURT, DRESSED IN A BLUE POLKA DOT CAPE AND FUR MUFF
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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282
Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PORTRAIT OF LADY, PROBABLY MADAME BLONDEL D'AZINCOURT, DRESSED IN A BLUE POLKA DOT CAPE AND FUR MUFF
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 50,000 USD
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Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
PARIS 1715 - 1783 AMSTERDAM
PORTRAIT OF LADY, PROBABLY MADAME BLONDEL D'AZINCOURT, DRESSED IN A BLUE POLKA DOT CAPE AND FUR MUFF
signed and dated, upper right edge: Perronneau . 1766
oil on canvas
32 1/8  by 25 5/8  in.; 81.7 by 65.1 cm.
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Provenance

Probably Blondel d'Azincourt collection;
Jacques Doucet (1853-1929), Paris;
His sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 5 June 1912, lot 172, to Sarrazin (or Sarazin);
Alexandre Berthier, Prince de Wagram (1883-1918), Paris.

Literature

L. Vaillat and P. Ratouis de Limay, J-B. Perroneau, sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris 1909, pp. 43, 44 and 101-102, cat. no. 111, reproduced plate 20;
R.E.D[ell], "Art in France," The Burlington Magazine, vol. XXI, no. 112, July 1912, p. 238;
L. Vaillat and P. Ratouis de Limary, J-B. Perroneau, sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris and Brussels 1923, pp. 92, 94, 199, 224;
F. Chapon, Mystère et splendeurs de Jacque Doucet, 1853-1929, Paris 1984, pp. 91-92;
C.B. Bailey, "Conventions of the Eighteenth-Century Cabinet de tableaux: Blondel d'Azincourt's La première idée de la curiosité", in Art Bulletin, vol. LXIX, no. 3, September 1987, p. 434 (incorrectly dating the painting to 1776), reproduced p. 436, fig. 5;
G. Mazel, "Le Château Blondel à Garges-lès-Gonesse", in Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Gonesse et du Pays de France, no. 11, 1992, p. 44, reproduced p. 27;
F. Chapon, Jacques Doucet, ou l'art du mécénat, 1853-1929, Paris 1996, pp. 91-92;
F. Gétreau, Musée Jacquemart-André: Peintures et dessins de l'école française, Paris 2011, p. 133, under no. 28 (as Portrait présumé de Madame Blondel d'Azincourt), reproduced.

Catalogue Note

In 1752 Madame Blondel d'Azincourt married Barthélémy Augustin Blondel d'Azincourt, a decorated lieutenant colonel of the war of the Austrian Succession and one of the most distinguished art collectors in 18th century Paris.  This painting was seperated from its pendant, depicting the sitter's husband, at the time of its sale in 1912 (see Provenance).  The couple were both refined connoisseurs and avid collectors and Blondel's activity as patron of the arts earned him associate membership at the Académie Royale de Peinture et du Sculpture and at the academy of Marseille.

In a smaller painting by the artist, now in the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, an unidentified lady is portrayed in an identical lace cap with a blue ribbon.1

1.  F. Getrau, op. cit., p. 132.

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