Lot 248
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Jean-Baptiste van Loo

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  • Jean-Baptiste van Loo
  • Portrait of the Sieur de Carnay, argentier de la Cour d'Espagne
  • oil on canvas, unframed
  • 35 3/4 x 28 3/4 inches


With Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, by 1929 (as by Nicolas Lancret);
Gismondi, Paris;
Karl Lagerfeld, New York;
His sale, New York, Christie's, 23 May 2000, lot 60 (as French School, 17th century);
There acquired by the present owner.


A.H. "Paris," in Pantheon, III, January 1929, p. 52, reproduced p. 55 (as Nicolas Lancret).

Catalogue Note

The source of the identification of the sitter as a Spanish court treasurer or argentier named the "Sieur de Carnay" is unknown, but was the painting's title as early as 1929.