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Théodore Géricault
ELISABETH DEDREUX AS A CHILD IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
98
Théodore Géricault
ELISABETH DEDREUX AS A CHILD IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Théodore Géricault
1791 - 1824
ELISABETH DEDREUX AS A CHILD IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Provenance

Private collection, Normandy ;
Purchased from the above by Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent

Exhibited

Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Géricault, la folie d'un monde, 19 April - 30 July 2006, n°49

Literature

J. Coignard, "Chez Pierre Bergé et Yves Saint Laurent" in Connaissance des Arts, January 2006, p. 41, n° 634

Catalogue Note

Théodore Géricault visited his friend Pierre-Joseph-Dedreux-Dorcy (1788-1834) in Rome, the latter having won the Prize of Rome in 1815 for an architectural project. A few years later, Géricault painted the portrait of Elisabeth De Dreux (1812-1846), Pierre-Joseoph Dedreux-Dorcy’s niece, presented here.

This painting matches the portrait of Alfred De Dreux, Elisabeth’s brother, painted around 1819 and kept at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (see the illustration below). Another painting from the same period, kept today in a private collection, depicts the brother and sister together.

We would like to thank Monsieur Philippe Grunchec for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris