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Hugues Taraval
YOUNG LADY LAYING ON A BED
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT
54
Hugues Taraval
YOUNG LADY LAYING ON A BED
Estimate
50,00070,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Hugues Taraval
PARIS 1729-1785
YOUNG LADY LAYING ON A BED
Signed and dated lower right Taraval 1771
oil on canvas
52 by 64cm., 20 1/4 by 25 1/8in. 
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Provenance

Private collection, France

Catalogue Note

Taraval's paintings of the 1770s evoke the sensuality of the French Rococo as much as any other artist. Here a young lady, in a dishevelled state of undress, writhes amongst the sheets apparently begging her recently departed lover back to bed. Taraval's influences were many, amongst them Natoire, Pierre and Charles-André Van Loo, but above all in this work we see that of Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

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