75
75
Nicolas Lagneau
PORTRAIT D'UN HOMME BARBU, AUTREFOIS PORTRAIT PRÉSUMÉ DE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRÉSIDENT AU PARLEMENT 
NICOLAS LAGNEAU ; PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN, SAID TO BE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRESIDENT OF THE PARLEMENT ; BLACK AND RED CHALK AND STUMPING 
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT
75
Nicolas Lagneau
PORTRAIT D'UN HOMME BARBU, AUTREFOIS PORTRAIT PRÉSUMÉ DE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRÉSIDENT AU PARLEMENT 
NICOLAS LAGNEAU ; PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN, SAID TO BE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRESIDENT OF THE PARLEMENT ; BLACK AND RED CHALK AND STUMPING 
Estimate
10,00015,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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Nicolas Lagneau
ACTIF ENTRE 1590 - 1630
PORTRAIT D'UN HOMME BARBU, AUTREFOIS PORTRAIT PRÉSUMÉ DE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRÉSIDENT AU PARLEMENT 
NICOLAS LAGNEAU ; PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN, SAID TO BE MATHIEU MOLÉ, PRESIDENT OF THE PARLEMENT ; BLACK AND RED CHALK AND STUMPING 

Provenance

Collection Eugène Rodrigues ;
Sa vente, Amsterdam, F. Muller, 12 - 13 Juillet 1921, n° 214 ;
Acquis lors de cette vente par Frits Lugt ;
Acquis par Jacques Bacri à Amsterdam vers 1955

Exhibited

Exposition des portraits peints et dessinés du XIII au XVIIe siècle, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, 1907, n°497, pl. LXXI

 

Catalogue Note

The presumed identification, in the Rodrigues's sale catalogue, of the sitter with the French statesman Mathieu Molé (1584-1656), does not seem founded. Tnis was part of a group of twelve portraits once in the famous collection, the majority of which where exhibited in 1907, in Paris, in the Bibliothèque Nationale. The present sheet, like others, has being conceived as an oval portrait, and it is a typical character study by Lagneau, more than a real portrait. It is executed in the characteristic combination of red and black chalk, with the addition of stumping. These type of portraiture, were executed as individual sheets, most probably to be sold as works of art in their own right, or as part of albums. One of this album which belonged to the celebrated French scholar Abbé Michel de Marolles, is in the Bibliothèque Nationale, in Paris, which core is formed on the Abbé own collection.

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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Paris